Topic: Presidential Candidates
2016 presidential candidates range from one with only a high school
diploma (Scott Walker), to a
Rhodes Scholar who attended an Ivy League university and Oxford (Jendel). The following had bachelor degrees: Huckabee, Kasich, Perry, Sanders, Bush, Trump, and Chaffee. Seven have
law degrees. Four have medical degrees. The most education from the highest ranking colleges were #1 Jendel, #2 Cruz, #3 Carson, and #4 Clinton.
Depending on the measurement you use, the United States is either in the
middle of the pack or on the lighter end of taxation when compared to
other advanced industrialized nations.
The actual ratio is about one of nine, not one in 10, and it’s worth
noting that the treatment statistics include only the most intensive
methods, leaving out such widely used approaches as Alcoholics
Setting aside his paranoia about the federal government cooking the books, Trump is off-base. Every source shows the unemployment rate is low.
Huckabee was asked if he would issue a second
divorce to Kim Davis, or refuse since Jesus condemned divorce, but said
nothing about homosexuality. Huckabee could not answer. He quoted Matthew 19 to support his narrow
definition of marriage, however that verse was actually one where Jesus was condemning
On July 29, 2015, Huckabee said when Obama signs the Iran deal "he will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." Mika Brzezinski said his comments were "uncivil, and un-Christian." She was upset that he invoked the Holocaust when the European Jews had no allies. America, on the other hand, is Israel's greatest ally and is working for their protection.
Planned Parenthood itself does not fund candidates, but affiliates who usually have "Planned Parenthood" in their name have legally spent "millions" to support women's health issues.
Hillary Clinton was defending herself against email allegations, when Bernie Sanders came to her rescue
. He not only demonstrated the decency that is the hallmark of his campaign, but also proved that he's no ordinary politician who doesn't want to win the White House if it means losing his integrity. He's willing to protect even his political rival if it's in the name of justice.
Mannatech paid $7 million to settle a deceptive marketing lawsuit in Texas based on their claims that their products could cure autism, cancer, etc. the problem is not that Carson boldly endorsed the company, since he sincerely believed it it. The problem is that he boldly lied about his involvement without blinking.
Full Video of Ben Carson endorsing Mannatech.
called him out on "bald-faced lies" about his relationship with supplement company, Mannatech, but rather than explain the videos of his commercial endorsement of the company,
Carson just blames his rivals.
West Point officials confirmed that there is no record that Carson ever applied there, and that all tuition is covered for all cadets anyway. The claim was made by Carson in his book, "Gifted Hands." After Politico
broke this story, and a lot of maneuvering,Carson finally admitted that this claim that he has repeated is not true.
None of the three Democrats running have proposed raising taxes except of the very rich, and there is no reasonable evidence that they would. Hillary says she wants to raise taxes on only those making over $250,00 per year.
The total spending for Medicare and Medicaid is only $980
billion last year. He says health care fraud should be prosecuted to the fullest, but asked for lenience for his best friend and business partner Alfonso Costa, a dentist in the Pittsburgh area who had pleaded guilty to federal charges
No firm numbers exist for the number of veterans who have returned from
America’s most recent conflicts with post-traumatic stress disorder or
traumatic brain injuries, but Sanders’ claim of 500,000 does fall within
the range of estimates provided by the VA and other sources.
Cruz misquoted a study
of voting registration of
all felons (not just violent felons) after being released from prison in three states. It does not address their political choice when committing the crime. Less than half registered to vote after release, and most of those were Democrats.
He refers to the number of pages that were published in the Federal
Register, a daily journal of the U.S. government that contains agency
rules, proposed rules and public notices, but only about 31 percent of Register pages contain final rules. These rules might help save lives, keep banks from failing, or airplanes from crashing. 1/28/16
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated 149 statements made by Hillary Clinton. Fifty Three percent were found to be true
or mostly true. Twenty Eight percent were found to be mostly false, or false. and only one
was pants on fire.
As of 2/1/16 PolitiFact has evaluated
86 of Donald Trump's statements. Of them only six were rated as true or partly true (14%). Fifty nine statements were considered false or mostly false (68%), and seventeen were rated pants on fire (19%).
As of 2/1/16 PolitiFact evaluated
127 statements by Marco Rubio. Of these 37 percent were determined to be true of mostly true. Twenty two percent were half true. Thirty seven percent were mostly false or false, and three percent were Pants-on-Fire.
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated
fifty two statements by Bernie Sanders. Fifty one percent were found to be true or mostly true. Seventeen percent were half true. Thirty percent were mostly false or false. and no statements ere found to be pants-on-fire.
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated Seventy five statements by Jeb Bush. Forty-seven percent were found to be true or mostly true. Twenty two percent were half-true. Twenty-eight percent were mostly false or false, and two percent were pants-on-fire. View specific statements
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False. And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few:
After Hillary spoke of his support of giving nuclear arms to Japan, Trump denied it. In a March 26 interview
with the New York Times, he rambled about it. He "didn’t quite say he wants Japan to get nuclear weapons, but he did go
right up to the line. He was leaving the option on the table."
To be honest, Trump's comments are so all over the map. In the Debate in November 2015, Trump said wages are "too high" and he wouldn't raise the minimum. On May 8, 2016, edition
of NBC’s Meet the Press, He rambled about leaving it up to the states. On MSNBC
in August 2015, Trump said, "Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country." But when opponents quote him he calls them lairs.
That is true in about 10 percent of the counties where individuals
buy their coverage on the government’s insurance exchange. In another 30
percent of counties, people have only two companies to choose between.
But in 60 percent of the counties there are at least three insurance providers to compare.
There is good evidence to support his overall idea, that the United
States gets less bang for its education buck than other developed
countries. But Trump overstated U.S. spending by 500 percent. We’re not
No. 1 in spending, by several different ways of measuring.
Trump made this claim in the Feb. 6, 2016, New Hampshire GOP debate, but in fact he never spoke out against the war until a year after the invasion. Trump now says, "We should bomb the oil", even if it hurts the atmosphere, and "take the oil".
Trump is referring to a highly questionable poll conducted by the Center for Security
Policy. Experts question the methodology and
the dubiously large percentages of respondents who said they were
unaware of ISIS or al-Qaida. Even an official with the Center for
Security Policy cautioned against generalizing the poll results to the
entire Muslim-American community.
Trump has repeatedly called climate change a "hoax" in speeches, tweets
and media appearances, and while he hasn’t necessarily repeated the
charge that China "invented" climate change, he has said as recently as
Jan. 18, 2016, that action on climate change "is done for the benefit of
Clinton supports easing how the criminal justice system treats nonviolent offenders. Trumps claim is pure fabrication.
With threats around the world like war, terrorism,
kidnappings, and other violence, U.S. cities are nowhere near the most dangerous in the world. Four American cities — though not Oakland or Ferguson — have some of
the highest murder rates in the world. However, with vast differences in reporting, experts told us homicide
rates alone are not enough to gauge whether a city is dangerous or not.
That wasn't the case the first time Clinton claimed this. But now two
different terror groups have used Trump's words in propaganda videos. In one case jihadist propaganda, as reported by the Wall Street Journal
. urges American Muslims to leave the United States and join ISIS.
Reports from respected nonpartisan research groups calculate that the
0.1 percent -- those making more than $3.7 million per year -- would
receive 18 percent of the tax cuts under Trump’s proposal. The bottom 60
percent of taxpayers, meanwhile, would enjoy only 16.4 percent of the
She has repeatedly said she wants to
protect the right to bear arms while enacting measures to prevent gun
violence. There is no evidence she wants to abolish the Second Amendment,
The United States is 31st among Industrialized nations in tax revenue as percentage of GDP (26.0%). We are 17th regarding Corporate tax revenue (2.6%). and we are
19th as percentage of GDP
Tax revenue per capita
In fact this bill actually funds the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the very agency tasked with keeping undocumented immigrants out.
No matter how you calculate unemployment rates, Trumps numbers are totally fabricated.
The footage used to support this outrageous point actually shows African migrants
streaming over a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of
Melilla, more than 5,000 miles away.
A day after a black activist was kicked and punched by voters at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama, Trump tweeted an image packed with racially loaded with fictitious murder statistics. The stats show that 82% of whites are killed by other whites -Not 16% as Trump stated; and 15% of whites are killed by blacks- not the 82% Trump fabricated.