A campaign ad that extols Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman’s “principles” contains an invented bumper sticker and fictitious Web site address.
Sen. Russ Feingold’s leadership PAC sponsored an Internet video making an unfounded suggestion that President Bush is being urged to eavesdrop “on anybody who has the nerve to disagree with [him] – court order or not.”
A Democratic National Committee (DNC) radio ad claims Republicans would “criminalize…churches just for giving communion” to illegal aliens. The claim is nonsense. The House bill to which the ad refers doesn’t say that. Both the Republican sponsors of the bill and the Bush administration have made clear that’s not the bill’s intent.
The RNC mischaracterizes the Democratic stance on immigration legislation in a radio ad running in Arizona and Nevada and aimed at Hispanics. The Spanish-language ad says (as translated) that Democrats “voted to treat millions of hardworking immigrants as felons.”
We explore just how “moderate” these reforms are, and what exactly they do to solve the system’s long-term deficit.
We find that brokers netted only 16 cents in fees to manage a $10,000 retirement account under the federal retirement system on which Bush is modeling his private Social Security accounts.
That term could give the wrong idea. Bush also makes private accounts sound like a sure thing, which they are not.
Liberal group’s ad falsely claims Bush plan would cut benefits 46 percent.
Bush and Cheney say yes. But actuaries say the figure is “likely to mislead” the public on the system’s true financial state.
Pro-Bush group’s first TV ad states the problem correctly. But the AARP uses a misleading photo.