Bush said Kerry passed five bills. Kerry said he’s passed 56. Who’s right? That depends on the definition of “passed” and “bills.”
New And Recycled Distortions At Final Presidential Debate
Bush claims most of his tax cuts went to low- and middle-income persons. Kerry says Pell Grants were cut. Don’t believe either.
Kerry’s Tax Ad: Literally Accurate, But Misleading
His ad says “the middle class is paying a bigger share of America’s tax burden.” True. But it’s a smaller burden all around. And the richest still pay the most.
Pro-Bush Puffery on Economy, Medicare
New ad claims Bush inherited an economy “already in recession” and that 41 million seniors “now have access to lower cost prescriptions.” Wrong on both counts.
Distortions Galore at Second Presidential Debate
Both candidates played loose with the facts at the second Presidential Debate in St. Louis Oct. 8. We offer a sampler of the dubious and sometimes false statements made by each of the candidates.
Cheney & Edwards Mangle Facts
Getting it wrong about combat pay, Halliburton, and FactCheck.org.
Bush Mischaracterizes Kerry’s Health Plan
A Bush ad claims Kerry’s healthcare proposals would put “big government in charge” of medical decisions. In fact, Kerry’s plan would leave 97% with the insurance they have now — while up to 27 million who aren’t insured would gain coverage.
Distortions and Misstatements At First Presidential Debate
Bush and Kerry both have problems with the facts at their meeting in Coral Gables.
Kerry Ad Falsely Accuses Cheney on Halliburton
A Kerry ad implies Cheney has a financial interest in Halliburton and is profiting from the company’s contracts in Iraq. The fact is, Cheney doesn’t gain a penny from Halliburton’s contracts, and almost certainly won’t lose even if Halliburton goes bankrupt.
The “Willie Horton” Ad Of 2004?
Republican group’s ad shows Osama, Kerry. It appeals to fear, and twists Kerry’s record on defense, intelligence, Iraq.