Study published by Bush’s Treasury Department contradicts Bush’s campaign.
Since my first article on lying e-mails, I’ve gotten dozens of inquiries about a snarky little message blaming Democrats alone for all sorts of bad changes to Social Security. I’m calling it “Lying E-mail #2.”
Kerry invents a new “Misery Index.” The old one makes Bush’s tenure look better than most.
The President’s ad recycles bogus claims, then tells only part of the story about Kerry’s position on tax breaks for couples and children.
Kerry ad puts words in Bush’s mouth that Bush never uttered.
Kerry once voiced support for a 50-cent increase in the gasoline tax. Bush calls that “wacky,” but Bush’s chief economist praised the idea.
Kerry supported an increased tax on Social Security benefits, but he also supported a repeal and Bush didn’t.
Animated cartoon claims Bush cuts education funding, but it’s really up 58%.
Bush campaign falsely accuses Kerry of voting 350 times for tax increases. Bush’s own words mislead reporters.
Let me put the matter bluntly: an awful lot of the e-mailed messages zipping around the Internet are lies — and too many are being sent on by gullible, lazy friends who ought to know better.