Sorting Through the Lies

When you turn on TV lately all you're seeing is political ad after political ad.  Most NH citizens are getting tons of ads in their local mail and many are getting chances to meet candidates face to face or at the very least listen to more ads over the phone.  The question then becomes how do you know you can trust what you're being told?  Let's not forget the old joke, how do you know a politician is lying?  Their lips are moving.  There is truth in humor, and in this case more truth then what's in most political ads.

It is for that reason it is important to research for yourself and thanks to the wonders of the Internet there are web sites like that look at everything candidates say and actually research if its true or not. 

It would show the TRUE statements such as “If you got rid of the income tax today you'd have about as much revenue as we had 10 years ago.” -Ron Paul

...and the not so true, I.E. the lies such as [English]"is our national language...if it becomes official, that means in a place like New York City you can’t print ballots in any other language." - Hillary Clinton

Here are a couple other real whoppers pointed out by Politifact told by some of the candidates, these are ALL false statements...

Lie #1 "If we went back to the obesity rates that existed in 1980, that would save the Medicare system a trillion dollars." - Barack Obama

Lie #2 "The Red Sox waited "87 long years" to win the World Series." - Mitt Romney (it was only 86 years)

Lie #3 ''The leading Democratic candidate once said that the unfettered free market is the most destructive force in modern America.'' - Rudy Giuliani

Lie #4 "It's just outrageous that under President Bush, the National Institutes of Health have been basically decreased in funding." - Hillary Clinton

Lie #5 "More people in this country have seen UFOs than I think approve of George Bush's presidency." - Dennis Kucinich

So with only days to go before NH's chance at the first in the nation primary make sure not to be taken in by what you hear in a 60 second ad.  Make sure you know the truth about who you are voting for and why.