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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.
“It’s a great thing when you can show that you’ve been successful,” said The Donald about Romney’s tax returns. I guess Donald’s don’t show that.
The Donald’s been ducking the tax question, but the pressure’s growing. Clinton has stationed the other Donald outside Trump’s tower. Linkedin founder, Reid Hoffman, has joined forces with a patriotic Marine, Peter Kiernan, to offer a multi-million dollar reward, and the Chief Editor of the New York Times has said he’d risk jail to publish Trump’s returns if need be.
You might think it’s hopeless; Trump will never release them. But that misses the point. The greater the pressure, the more it shows they must contain something horrible—or he’d release them. So the point of this is to help apply pressure and prove he’s hiding something YUGE!
The national debt spun out of control when Reagan took office. That's weird. This graph shows what happened, and this post explains the cause: Voodoo economics. George H. W. Bush called it that and predicted what would happen.
Voodoo has become standard Republican economics. Bush II bought it, and now they've build it into Trumps economic plan. [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.
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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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3. Polls + Econ & History — also from Nate Silver
4. Weights are 3 for Polls, 2 for betting, and 1 for Econ & History