Friday, September 7, 2012
The keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, also said there have been 4.5 million “new jobs” under Obama.
Actually it is 4 million. And the economy has lost over 4.3 million in the same time. there is a net decrease of 316,000 jobs
The keynote speaker and others claimed the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, would raise taxes on the “middle class.”
Romney has repeatedly insisted he will not raise taxes on the middle class. He reiterated that promise during his speech accepting the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention:
A Democratic governor said Romney “left his state 47th out of 50 in job growth.”
Actually, In the year before Romney took office, the state ranked 50th in job creation, and by his final year, the state ranked 28th.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made the misleading claim that Romney “added $2.6 billion in debt.”
That’s a reference to long-term bond debt, used for capital improvements, such as paving roads, building bridges and repairing public college buildings and courthouses.
To be sure, long-term debt increased by $2.7 billion during Romney’s tenure. But that’s nothing out of the ordinary. It increased by $4 billion in the four years before Romney took office.
Now to Obama & Biden themselves.
Obama boasted that his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years, citing “independent experts.”
But one such analyst called a key element of the plan a “gimmick.”
Vice President Biden quoted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney as saying (in a 2007 interview) “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just to catch one person.” to catch Osama bin Laden.
Actually, Romney said the country would be safer by only “a small percentage” and would see “a very insignificant increase in safety” if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” Romney said. Instead, he said he supports a broader strategy to defeat the Islamic jihad movement.
Here's the exact quote:
Liz Sidoti: Why haven’t we caught bin Laden in your opinion?
Romney: I think, I wouldn’t want to over-concentrate on Bin Laden. He’s one of many, many people who are involved in this global Jihadist effort.
He’s by no means the only leader. It’s a very diverse group – Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood and of course different names throughout the world.
It’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person. It is worth fashioning and executing an effective strategy to defeat global, violent Jihad and I have a plan for doing that.
The president said U.S. automakers are “back on top of the world.”
GM has slipped back to No. 2 and is headed for third place in global sales this year, behind Toyota and Volkswagen.
Biden said “the experts” concluded Romney’s corporate tax plan would create 800,000 jobs in other countries.
One expert said that. She also said the number depends on the details, and foreign jobs could grow without costing the U.S. jobs.
Obama quoted Romney as saying it was “tragic” to “end the war in Iraq.”
What Romney was criticizing was the pace of Obama’s troop withdrawal, not ending the war. Criticizing the “precipitous” pace of withdrawal and the president’s failure to leave a residual force in Iraq is a far cry from calling the end of the war in Iraq 'tragic.'
Biden claimed Romney “believes it’s OK to raise taxes on middle classes by $2,000.”
Actually Romney promises to NOT raise middle-class taxes.
Many of these facts shamelessly taken from factcheck.org
Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992