The FactCheck.org site is not exactly friendly to non-leftist causes. If you read their "fact checking" you will see many so-called facts gotten wrong by
candidates, but they disagree with some minor point, or the context.
Am I the only one who noticed that the site could find nothing to pin on Carly Fiorina?
Am I the only one who noticed that the site could find nothing to pin on Ted Cruz?
Am I the only one who noticed that the only thing the site could pin on Donald Trump is a disagreement on his claims of net worth?
Am I the only one who noticed that the site tried to accuse Scott Walker of lying when what he said was the exact precise truth?
The governor said, "Before I came in, the unemployment rate was over 8 percent. Itís now down to 4.6 percent. Weíve more than made up for the jobs that
were lost during the recession."
The site said, "The claim that the state ímore than made upí for the job losses from the recession is a stretch. In December 2007, when the recession
started, the state had 2,878,000 jobs, and as of June it had 2,882,000 jobs ó a net gain of just 4,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor
And it also said, "Walker is right about the stateís unemployment rate, but it begs for some
context. * * * The stateís rate was 8 percent when Walker took office in January 2011 ó a full 1.2 percentage points lower than the U.S. unemployment
rate. As of June, Wisconsinís rate was 4.6 percent ó 0.7 percentage points lower than the U.S. at large."
Where is the lie? Am I the only one that noticed that Governor Walkerís statement is the truth and is backed up by BLS numbers? am I the only one who
noticed that the unemployment numbers calculated nationally fail to account for the number of people who stopped looking for work because they could
not find jobs? Am I the only one who noticed that in January 2011, the country had 137,599,000 people at work, and in June 2015, it had 149,645,000
people working, an increase of just over 8%.
Wisconsin had 2,828,003 employed and 245,912 in January 2011, and 2,938,020 employed and 140,878 unemployed in June 2015. according to BLS. That is
110,107 more people, an increase of 3.9%. The number of unemployed decreased by 30,771. The "fact check site" was
off by 26,771 people, that is an understatement of the Wisconsin Employment growth (measured by numbers unemployed) of 87.0%! The number of unemployed decreased by 105,034 people under Scott Walkerís leadership!
Am I the only one who fact-checked the fact checkers?