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July 26, 2006


"Sadly, the national press will probably print these claims without fact-checking them..."

What is there to fact check in this case? Are Bush's claims false? No. Misleading? No. THen umber of jobs has increased 5.3 million in 2.5 years, the unemployment rate is 4.6 percent and productivity and household net worth are at an all-time high. Looking at you chart second from the bottom, median net worth by income level changed far more in the second half of the Clinton presidency (1996-2000) than in the 6 years under Bush (2001-2006).

What you call "fact-checking" in this case is really framing the numbers in such a way that they look bad.

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