Welcome to zFacts! Fair, Not Balanced
If one side is fanatical or just plain wrong, balance is no virtue. ZFacts takes on both extremes — left here and right here, Code Pink and the Tea Party. You won’t find that anywhere else. We focus on facts that shed light on key issues, not just media factoids.
We’re still great, but here’s how national-debt policy was captured by Wall Street and went crazy. You can see exactly when it happened in this graph. You can even see the first President Bush predict it in the video clip below. And then take it back when he gets a new boss. Now Trump is under the Voodoo spell, and this time the country really is losing its greatness.
World War II was looming, and the country was flat broke. But Uncle Sam was popular, the country patriotic, and all were happy to lend him money. Compared to the size of the economy back then, the debt soon outstripped even today’s debt, and we won the war. Then, without any to-do, we almost paid it off, until …
Something weird happened. When Ronald Reagan became president. He rode to office on complaints of an “out-of-control debt” that was as big as “a stack of $1000 bills 67 miles high.” And in eight years in office he added another 125 miles to that stack. [Read more...]
Five million Sanders supporters still say they will vote for Gary Johanson. Probably because he says he is 73% aligned with Sanders. Bernie's a socialist and cares most about inequality. Libertarians care nothing about inequality. Johnson's not quite a pure libertarian, but he still hates every one of Bernie's economic policies.
Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia and her resulting September 11th stumble has the press fretting about her health, her campaign and her reputation for a lack of transparency. Taken together with other steps, however, the Clinton campaign must turn this political and literal misstep into an opportunity.
Here’s why: The Great Debate Expectations Game. Heading [Read more...]
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Sept 15, 2016. For the last 87 years, since 1929, every time the Democrats took over the presidency, jobs were created faster. And every time the Republicans took over, jobs were created slower. Nine times in a row is no accident. And the difference is huge. Why is that? Let a conservative economist explain. [Read more...]
Should you trust Hillary? A lot of people say they don't. Does this reflect media mythology or reality? Well, this may be the answer: People who know her or investigate her are surprised and agree: she’s honest and caring. In fact, they find the press has perpetuated a false picture, manufactured mostly by the GOP but with a little help from Democrats and independents. These skeptical progressives, Republicans, and a famous investigative reporter now say she's "fundamentally honest." [Read more...]
Trump had a problem in Florida, but he knows what to do: "When they call, I give. ... They are there for me." Here's an example of Trump in action. He's in trouble for the fraudulent Trump University, and needs some help.
A textbook case of political bribery. [Read more...]
Donald Trump directed his foundation to give at least $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. "No, he was not paying to play," said his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, "The Clinton Foundation does a lot of good work. [Aug 2016]" Ivanka gave at least $5,000 and her father-in-law, at least a quarter million.
This is not so surprising; the Clinton Foundation scores better than the Red Cross, [Read more...]
Oct 20, 2014. Republicans claim Democrats are bad for business, but the stock market disagrees. It rose more than twice as fast under Obama as under Reagan. In fact since Reagan (1981) stocks have gained 13% under Republicans and 450% under Democrats. That’s 35 times more, and they had six years less time. [Email the Fact Card] [Read more...]
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