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... I wouldn't trust anything Ryan says without checking it out.

 

I don't trust anything ANY POLITICIAN says without checking it out. After all, the majority of them are lawyers. "Truth" tends to be subjective.

 

p.s. Remember Clinton's "Rainbow Coalition"? It consisted of lawyers from many ethnic backgrounds. Really a representative group of people ...

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Clint Eastwood had a good line about lawyers as politicians in his ad libed "speech" at the Republican convention. It was a series of one liners and a little strange (carrying on a conversation with an imaginary President Obama, who tells both Romney and Eastwood to perform a sexual act on themselves) and probably didn't win Romney any votes but was definitely a change of pace from the rest of the scripted Republican Convention. I wonder who the Democrats will get for their convention, maybe Warren Beatty?

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by Matthew DeLuca Aug 31, 2012 12:12 AM EDT

 

Mitt’s big RNC speech hasn’t exactly gotten rave reviews—and parts of it weren’t exactly true. Matthew DeLuca checks up on three of Romney’s claims, from the number of jobs he says he’ll create to Obama’s supposed apology tour.

 

 

 

1. Romney-Ryan Will Create 12 Million Jobs

 

This sounds like a lot. But the problem with Romney’s promise here isn’t that he’s too pie-in-the-sky. It’s that these jobs are pretty much coming to us anyway. A number of economic forecasters, including Moody’s Analytics and Macroeconomic Advisers have said that the economy will add a baseline number of about 12 million jobs between 2012 and 2016 – pretty much the whole time Romney would like to put his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office. Moody’s analysts have said that this baseline is “agnostic with regard to who is elected in November.â€

 

2. Obama Apologizes for America

 

But in a review published by the Washington Post in February of 2011, the paper ran down the supposed expressions of remorse and regret, and found that the “apology tour†was little more than an invention.

 

 

3 . Obama Will Cut $716 Billion to Medicare

“His $716 billion cut to Medicare to finance Obamacare will both hurt today’s seniors and oppress innovation and jobs in medicine.â€

Both Romney and Ryan have followed up this line of attack against Obama, and while it has a grain of truth to it, the statements are mostly misleading.

 

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by Matthew DeLuca Aug 31, 2012 12:12 AM EDT

 

Mitt’s big RNC speech hasn’t exactly gotten rave reviews—and parts of it weren’t exactly true. Matthew DeLuca checks up on three of Romney’s claims, from the number of jobs he says he’ll create to Obama’s supposed apology tour.

 

 

 

1. Romney-Ryan Will Create 12 Million Jobs

 

This sounds like a lot. But the problem with Romney’s promise here isn’t that he’s too pie-in-the-sky. It’s that these jobs are pretty much coming to us anyway. A number of economic forecasters, including Moody’s Analytics and Macroeconomic Advisers have said that the economy will add a baseline number of about 12 million jobs between 2012 and 2016 – pretty much the whole time Romney would like to put his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office. Moody’s analysts have said that this baseline is “agnostic with regard to who is elected in November.â€

 

2. Obama Apologizes for America

 

But in a review published by the Washington Post in February of 2011, the paper ran down the supposed expressions of remorse and regret, and found that the “apology tour†was little more than an invention.

 

 

3 . Obama Will Cut $716 Billion to Medicare

“His $716 billion cut to Medicare to finance Obamacare will both hurt today’s seniors and oppress innovation and jobs in medicine.â€

Both Romney and Ryan have followed up this line of attack against Obama, and while it has a grain of truth to it, the statements are mostly misleading.

 

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Unit you are missing the point. It seems that it isn't about facts anymore - neither is it about ideology or moral like in previous elections (abortion, gay marriage, e.g.). It's just about to tell the people anything what they want hear, even if it is the opposite what they are planning to do: like declaring that the want to support the poor, but preparing for the biggest cuts for the poor ever...

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