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Old 12-26-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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FactCheck debunks some of the false rumors made by both campaigns. Watch for a report in the next few days about a claim that the EPA is planning to levy a tax on farmers' cows and hogs and a story behind a claim that the murder rate in counties that voted for Obama is six times higher than in counties that supported McCain.
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• It's not true that unionized auto workers at Detroit's Big Three make more than $70 an hour, as claimed by some opponents of federal aid.
• And no, 3 million workers won't be tossed out of work if aid is not forthcoming, as claimed by those favoring a taxpayer bailout.
• President-elect Obama never promised to seek a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, as claimed by some fearful gun owners.
• And no, Obama did not propose a Gestapo-like civilian security force as claimed by a Republican member of Congress from Georgia and any number of overwrought bloggers.
• Democrats in Congress are not discussing any plan to confiscate the assets in 401(k) retirement accounts, another falsehood spread about by chain e-mails and Internet postings.
• House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not demand a 757-size personal jet, a false claim resurrected when Democrats criticized Big Three executives for flying to D.C. on their own private jets to beg for aid.
• And Pelosi's husband doesn't own a $17 million stake in a food company that she may (or may not) have tried to help with an exemption from a new minimum wage law.
Year-end Whoppers | Print Article | Newsweek.com

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Old 12-26-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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FactCheck debunks some of the false rumors made by both campaigns. Watch for a report in the next few days about a claim that the EPA is planning to levy a tax on farmers' cows and hogs and a story behind a claim that the murder rate in counties that voted for Obama is six times higher than in counties that supported McCain.
Here's a sample:
It's not true that unionized auto workers at Detroit's Big Three make more than $70 an hour, as claimed by some opponents of federal aid.
And no, 3 million workers won't be tossed out of work if aid is not forthcoming, as claimed by those favoring a taxpayer bailout.
President-elect Obama never promised to seek a ban on all semi-automatic weapons, as claimed by some fearful gun owners.
And no, Obama did not propose a Gestapo-like civilian security force as claimed by a Republican member of Congress from Georgia and any number of overwrought bloggers.
Democrats in Congress are not discussing any plan to confiscate the assets in 401(k) retirement accounts, another falsehood spread about by chain e-mails and Internet postings.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not demand a 757-size personal jet, a false claim resurrected when Democrats criticized Big Three executives for flying to D.C. on their own private jets to beg for aid.
And Pelosi's husband doesn't own a $17 million stake in a food company that she may (or may not) have tried to help with an exemption from a new minimum wage law.
Year-end Whoppers | Print Article | Newsweek.com
Great information but it won't stop the Fingo's on either side.
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