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AP fact checks Obama’s speech and finds it comes up short on actual facts

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Here is the fact checking article in full.  I’ll just list some of the highlights

Essentially, the jobs plan is an IOU from a president and lawmakers who may not even be in office down the road when the bills come due. Today’s Congress cannot bind a later one for future spending. A future Congress could simply reverse it.

THE FACTS: It’s hard to see how the program would not raise the deficit over the next year or two because most of the envisioned spending cuts and tax increases are designed to come later rather than now, when they could jeopardize the fragile recovery.

THE FACTS: Not all of the president’s major proposals are likely to yield quick job growth if adopted. One is to set up a national infrastructure bank to raise private capital for roads, rail, bridges, airports and waterways. Even supporters of such a bank doubt it could have much impact on jobs in the next two years because it takes time to set up.

Bottom line, our Dear Leader asked for more of his failed policies.  More and more of the American people, especially registered voters, are seeing the truth behind his rhetoric.