By way of FactCheck.org, it has been determined that a great deal of points made in Last nights Republican Party Debate were actually fictional, false, not true, made up, lies, and any other word you may use to explain statements that are born of non truths and no factual data to support them. but don’t take it from me read for yourself.
- Former CEO Carly Fiorina claimed that 92 percent of the job losses in President Obama’s first term belonged to women, but women — and men — gained jobs by the end of Obama’s first term.
- Businessman Donald Trump disputed the idea that he had criticized Sen. Marco Rubio and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for supporting H-1B visas. In fact, Trump’s immigration plan, posted on his website, is critical of both of them.
- Trump also claimed his campaign was 100 percent self-funded, but more than half of the money his campaign has raised came from supporters’ contributions.
- Fiorina blamed the Affordable Care Act for a large disparity in firm closings versus openings every year. But closings outnumbered firm births by the widest margin in 2009, a year before the law was enacted.
- Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said it was “total propaganda” to say he was involved with a controversial nutritional supplement company, but he appeared in promotional videos for the company, touting its products.
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that Social Security would be insolvent in seven to eight years. But even after the trust funds are exhausted — estimated to be in 14 to 19 years — the program can still pay out 73 percent of benefits for several decades.
- Sen. Ted Cruz said women’s wages have declined under Obama, when in fact the latest figures show their wages have increased.
- Rubio claimed CNBC’s John Harwood was wrong that a Tax Foundation analysis of his tax plan found those in the top 1 percent of earners would get nearly twice the gain as those in the middle. Harwood was right, and that’s on a percentage basis.
- In the undercard debate, former New York Gov. George Pataki claimed the Iranians, Russians and Chinese “hacked” the private server Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state and obtained “state secrets.” There’s no evidence of that.
This is just another reason to stay in the need to know, and to not believe everything you hear on TV. Especially coming from people like Donald Trump, literally a walking contradiction of a man. For more detailed break down of these busted myths and the REAL data to support the subjects check out the origin article. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-debate-fact-check_56321251e4b0c66bae5b1477