Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler CALLS OUT the Republican presidential candidates for their misstatements in last night’s debate.
The misleading or downright false arguments include:
–The claim by Newt Gingrich that, as speaker of the House in the 1990s, he helped pass Bill Clinton’s deficit-reduction package.
–Mitt Romney’s claim that his company’s investments created 120,000 jobs.
–Romney’s fuzzy claims about taxes and budgets when he was governor of Massachusetts.
–Romney’s fuzzy claims about the steel mills in which his company invested.
–Romney’s flat-out lie that President Obama hasn’t offered a jobs plan.
–Gingrich’s misleading remarks about Obama and food stamps.
–Rick Perry’s preposterous assertion that Turkey is ruled by Islamic terrorists.
–Romney’s misrepresentation of proposed cuts in defense spending under Obama.
–Romney’s misrepresentation of Medicare cuts under Obama.
–Gingrich’s exaggerated claim that he helped balance the budget four years in a row.