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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.
“Mitt has to get those tax returns out,” said the Donald. A week later on “Fox and Friends”, host Brian Kilmeade mentioned Romney’s tax records and asked, “Would that be a repellent for you, Donald Trump, to reveal everything?” Trump replied:
“No, I actually think that it’s a great thing when you can show that you’ve been successful, and that you’ve made a lot of money.”
If there’s one thing Trump hates above all else, it’s all the suggestions that he’s not as rich and successful as he claims. After all, business success is his sole qualification for president. But hiding his tax returns gives the lie to this claim. If he really were the business success he claims to be, he’d take his own advice and “show” his tax returns to prove his success.
So why not release his returns? Does the emperor have no clothes? Or does he have a dark secret? Perhaps crowdsourcing can figure it out. So use your intuition, the information below or from other sources and give us your best guess. [Read more...]
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