Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fact checking Obama's State Of The Union Address..

Actually the head line should have said, "Analyzing Obama's Lies to the country"

We have known from the start that Obama has love affair with exaggerations!!! but we are glad to see that, finally, AP is fact checking Obama's claims:

OBAMA: "Because of the steps we took, there are about 2 million Americans working right now who would otherwise be unemployed. ... And we are on track to add another one and a half million jobs to this total by the end of the year."

THE FACTS: The success of the Obama-pushed economic stimulus that Congress approved early last year has been an ongoing point of contention. In December, the administration reported that recipients of direct assistance from the government created or saved about 650,000 jobs. The number was based on self-reporting by recipients and some of the calculations were shown to be in error.

OBAMA: He called for action by the White House and Congress "to do our work openly, and to give our people the government they deserve."

THE FACTS: Obama skipped past a broken promise from his campaign — to have the negotiations for health care legislation broadcast on C-SPAN "so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies."

But there are more whoppers that AP did not cover, you can read more of them here.

UPDATE: wow! more pople are writing about Obama's lies in his State Of The Union address...Read here.