Sunday, November 6, 2011

Herman Cain: Truth or Not!

Herman Cain, a Republican candidate for president, is the former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. PolitiFact has looked as several of Cain's statements while on the Presidential trail and has concluded that truth is not part of Cain's campaign strategy.

A few examples of Cain's statements lacking any shred of truth, include:
~Said Cain: ”We have the best healthcare in the world. We have a healthcare cost problem.”
~Reality: NOT!
"The U.S. does not have the “best healthcare in the world.” In fact, as the Commonwealth Fund reported, Americans spend twice as much as residents of other developed countries on healthcare, but get lower quality, less efficiency and have the least equitable system."

~Said Cain: The 9-9-9 plan "does not raise taxes on those that are making the least."
~Reality: NOT!

Cain's math doesn't add up! The Tax Policy Center analyzed Cain’s plan and found that Cain’s tax plan would result in tax cuts for many of the wealthiest tax payers and tax increases for the poorest tax payers. That equates to 83.8 percent of tax filers would get a tax increase under Cain’s plan, compared with current tax policy.

~Said Cain:
In the U.S. Constitution, "there’s a little section in there that talks about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

~Reality: NOT!
It's not there. That phrase is in the second paragraph of the preamble of the Declaration of Independence, which was written in 1776, 11 years before the Constitution was drafted during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

~Said Cain: "If we had been on 'Obamacare' and a bureaucrat was trying to tell me when I could get that CAT scan, that would have delayed my treatment."
~Reality: NOT!
A bureaucrat won't review individual cases. "Obamacare," is the Republicans' mocking name for the health care law that President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010. But there is no part of the health care law that allows a government bureaucrat to weigh in on an individual's course of treatment -- not Cain's nor anyone else's.

~Said Cain: China is "trying to develop nuclear capability."
~Reality: NOT!
They've had it for more than 40 years. According to the U.S. State Department, China conducted its first test of a nuclear weapon in 1964. So Cain’s approximately 40 years behind the times. China is a long-standing nuclear power.

PolitiFact has more. Just click on the ruling to see all of Cain's statements for that ruling. As you can see, Cain has zero statements in the the TRUE category.
For Herman Cain truth may be elusive. But for all Americans, truth should be an absolute!!! requirement!

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