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When Politifact gets it right.

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When Politifact gets it right. They are a far left fact checker, but at times they do get it right. Below are a few times. What say you?

In an April 26 interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” Biden told the talk radio star that he got arrested decades ago while protesting in defense of civil rights. False.

“Snickers bar, they did a thing, and it’s like 20% less for the same price.” False. Mars Inc., the company that makes Snickers bars, rebutted Biden’s claim in a statement shared widely on X.

“I have created over 15 million jobs since I have been president.” False. The nation has seen employment increase by about 15.37 million jobs since he was inaugurated — but claiming credit by saying he did it is an exaggeration.

“Other than Herbert Hoover, (Trump is) the only other president who lost more jobs than created in his four- year term.” This needs context. The pandemic wiped out the first three years of job gains under Trump. Almost 58% of the lost jobs were back by the time Trump left office in January 2021.

“We have got 1,000 billionaires in America. You know what their average federal tax is? 8.3%.” False 735 billionaires IRS data from 2019 shows that the top 1% of taxpayers paid an average federal income tax rate of 25.6%, or about three times more than the White House’s estimate.

“We can further reduce the deficit, which I have been able to reduce.” False. The deficit remains higher under Biden than it was before the pandemic. The deficit in 2021, 2022 and 2023 under Biden was higher than in each of Trump’s first three years.

“We have the strongest economy in the world. Let me say it again, in the world.” False. Italy and Canada achieved a lower inflation rate than the U.S. (In Canada’s case, it was just 0.02% lower.)

” 65% of the American people think they’re in good shape economically. They think the nation’s not in good shape, but they’re personally in good shape.” False. This was a poll of Michigan voters, not voters across the country, as Biden said.

“The idea that you bounce a check and you get a $30 fee for bouncing the check, well, I changed that. You can’t charge more than 8 bucks for that. Or your credit card, your late payment, $35.” False. It was only an idea he proposed. Shot down in the courts.

Inflation “was 9% when I came to office.” Pants on fire false. When Biden was inaugurated, year-over-year inflation was about 1.4%. His policies took it to 9.2%.

 

 

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