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Romney's Charitable Trust—Not Very Charitable

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How Romney used his charitable trust as just another tax avoidance scheme to shield his fortune.

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Deliberate Dishonesty Continues at Fox "News," the Opposite of Journalism

Deliberate Dishonesty Continues at Fox "News," the Opposite of Journalism | GrumpyOldMan | Scoop.it

by HANNAH GROCH-BEGLEY & DAVID SHERE, Media Matters


Fox News was forced to address yet another dishonest chart last week, which it aired to paint a misleading picture of President Obama's handling of the economy. Fox has a habit of displaying error-laden and deceptive graphics to reinforce conservative attacks on the Obama administration.

 

"Fox Graphic Claimed Government Spending Increased From 3.2 Percent Under Bush To An Average Of 23.8 Percent Under Obama. In a graphic labeled "Growth of Government Spending (As A Share Of GDP)," Fox & Friends suggested that government spending increased from 3.2 percent of the economy at the end of the Bush administration to an average of 23.8 percent under Obama. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 9/26/12, via Media Matters]

 

In Fact, Graphic Compared Two Completely Different Measures Of Government Spending. The figure for "government spending" during the Obama administration is in line with historical data for overall spending as a percentage of the economy, a figure that does not take into account federal revenue. By contrast, the 3.2 percent figure used to illustrate "government spending" under Bush and the figures for the 1940s are in line with historical data for deficits, which do take into account revenues. [Media Matters, 9/26/12] 

 

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Obama top donors v. Romney top donors: Who do they work for?

Obama top donors v. Romney top donors: Who do they work for? | GrumpyOldMan | Scoop.it

The above graphic shows the top 5 donors for Obama and Romney, when you add together contributions of employees of large corporations, educational institutions, and the US government.

 

Help share this information before election day by using the share buttons below.  Please participate in this creative social media campaign from our friends at RootStrikers.

 

One really cool thing about it: if you CLICK HERE and scroll down you can learn who the top 10 donors are for 170 candidates and incumbents for the US House and Senate. Cool huh? —EB


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"Fact-based, solutions-oriented, people-powered news for the 99%"

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