Hillary took to the stage last night and told lie after lie, but 5 lies stand out the most during the debate. She was so sure of herself that she encouraged people to fact check the claims made during the debate, so with the help of GOP.com we know she lied, several times.
FACT CHECK 1: CLINTON CLAIMS IRAN WAS “WEEKS AWAY” FROM A NUCLEAR BOMB. WRONG.
Clinton: “When I Became Secretary Of State, Iran Was Weeks Away From Having Enough Nuclear Material To Form A Bomb.”
THE FACTS – Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin: “Clinton claims Iran was ‘weeks away’ from a nuclear bomb. No intelligence estimate from any country supports that. Wrong #debatenight” (Ayman Mohyeldin, Twitter, 9/26/16)
FACT CHECK 2: CLINTON ASSERTS THAT TUITION FREE IS THE SAME AS DEBT FREE FOR STUDENTS DESPITE OTHER COSTS
Clinton: Claims Her Plan To Make “College Debt Free So More People Can Get Their Education” Will Grow The Economy.
THE FACTS – CLINTON’S TUITION PLAN WOULD MAKE TUITION FREE FOR SOME STUDENTS, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN DEBT FREE
Clinton’s Tuition Free College Plan For In-State Students Who Go To Public Universities Or Colleges “Doesn’t Equate Debt Free” As Students Would Still Have To Pay For Room And Board, Half Of Current College Costs For Students. “Clinton has proposed making college tuition free for in-state students who go to a public college or university. But tuition free doesn’t equate to debt free. Under her plan, the government would pay for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities for students from families earning less than $125,000 a year. That would leave students still bearing the cost of room and board, which makes up more than half of the average $18,943 sticker price at a four-year public university, according to the College Board.” (“AP FACT CHECK: Clinton On Debt-Free College,” Associated Press, 9/26/16)
There Are Longer Term Impacts That Could Result From Clinton’s Plan, Including Colleges Raising Costs And More Students Going To Public School, Raising Costs. “Experts worry about other effects: Will colleges raise tuition once the government starts paying, increasing the cost to taxpayers? Will more students flock to public colleges because of the subsidy, also raising costs?” (“AP FACT CHECK: Clinton On Debt-Free College,”Associated Press, 9/26/16)
FACT CHECK 3: CLINTON DENIES HER LEADING ROLE IN NEGOTIATING TPP
Clinton: “I Was Against [TPP] Once It Was Finally Negotiated.”
Clinton: “I Hoped It Would Be A Good Deal.”
THE FACTS – AN AP FACT CHECK FOUND THAT TRUMP WAS CORRECT THAT CLINTON “CHAMPIONED THE AGREEMENT,” AND “DID NOT MERELY EXPRESS THE HOPE THAT IT WOULD TURN OUT WELL”
“Trump is correct. As secretary of state, Clinton called the deal that was taking shape the ‘gold standard’ of trade agreements, in a 2012 trip to Australia, and championed the agreement in other venues around the world. She did not merely express the hope that it would turn out well.” (“AP FACT CHECK: Clinton Misrepresetns Stance On Pacific Trade,” Associated Press, 9/26/16)
FACT CHECK 4: CLINTON LIES ABOUT TRUMP’S TAX PAYMENTS
Clinton Has Asserted That Trump “Pays No Federal Income Tax” While On The Campaign Trail.
THE FACTS – CLINTON’S CLAIM “IGNORES CRITICAL FACTS” AND THUS IS RATED “MOSTLY FALSE” BY POLITIFACT
Politifact Rated This Claim By Clinton “Mostly False” Since It “Ignores Critical Facts.” “Clinton’s statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. We rate it Mostly False.” (C. Eugene Emery Jr., “Hillary Clinton Claim About Donald Trump Paying No Federal Taxes Ignores The Years When He Did,” Politifact , 5/24/16)
FACT CHECK 5: CLINTON GETS IT WRONG ON JOB CREATION
Clinton: “That Means Jobs In Infrastructure, In Advanced Manufacturing … And Small Business Because Most Of The New Jobs Will Come From Small Business.”
THE FACTS – CLINTON HAS USED THIS LINE ON SMALL BUSINESS JOB CREATION BEFORE, AND IT IS INCORRECT
Politico Headline: “Clinton Gets It Wrong On ‘Small Business’ Job Creation.”(Danny Vinik, “Clinton Gets It Wrong On ‘Small Business’ Job Creation,” Politico , 9/26/16)
New Businesses, Not Small Businesses, Are The Job Creators Despite Clinton’s Claim. “It’s a favorite line of almost all politicians, and Hillary Clinton has used it before. But small businesses are not in fact the job creators. That role belongs to new businesses.” (Danny Vinik, “Clinton Gets It Wrong On ‘Small Business’ Job Creation,”Politico , 9/26/16)
Startups Created 3.5 Million Net New Jobs In 2005, One Million More Than Created In The Private Sector.“One recent study used Census data to look at job creation in 2005. It found that startups created 3.5 million net new jobs-a million more than were created in the entire private sector. In other words, non-startup businesses were responsible that year for a 1 million job decline in employment.” (Danny Vinik, “Clinton Gets It Wrong On ‘Small Business’ Job Creation,” Politico , 9/26/16)
So there you have it, folks. Hillary lied several times during the debate and you can bet there is more where that came from in the debates to come.
We have to do our part as voters to make sure the truth is told!