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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Wapo Fact Checker Gives Obama Four Pinocchios On His Tax Cut Claims

According to Wapos The Fact Checker rating page, Four Pinocchios represents a "whopper" of a lie and that is what they rated Obama's claim that he was responsible for the "biggest middle-class tax cut in history," which he made during his Labor Day speech in Detroit.

Obama’s claim of having passed the “biggest middle-class tax cut in history” is ridiculous. He might have been on more solid ground if he had claimed the “broadest” tax cut, but that doesn’t sound very historic.

We went back and forth over whether this was a three or four Pinocchio violation, until we found evidence that Obama knew he was saying a whopper. Here’s how he put it in his 2010 State of the Union speech: “We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families.” That phrasing, at least, would not have been so misleading.

Read the details of the claim compared to the actual facts over at The Fact Checker.