Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, and Warren had a hard time telling the truth. This Associated Press fact check reveals three major lies she told during her brief time on the campaign trail.
1. Warren: “A lot of America is worried — worried and angry. Angry that too many times, Washington works for those at the top and leaves everyone else behind. That Washington … lets giant oil companies guzzle down billions of dollars in tax subsidies, but then says there’s no money to help kids refinance their student loans.”
The facts: It’s not true Washington has empty pockets on the matter of student debt.
More borrowers are taking advantage of income-dependent repayment plans that make monthly expenses less burdensome and provide the possibility of debt forgiveness. Roughly $240 billion worth of loans are in repayment plans based on incomes, compared with just $72 billion in the middle of 2013, according to the Education Department.
Separately, the department erased $132 million in student loans for former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, which collapsed last year amid evidence of fraud.
Interest rates are higher than what the senator from Massachusetts has advocated in the past, and today’s debt relief is not as substantial as what Clinton has proposed, but claiming “no money” is available for college debt relief is a significant stretch.
2. Warren: “After my middle brother, John, got out of the Air Force, he got a good union job operating a crane. Today he has a pension because of that job. I learned from him that unions built America’s middle class and unions will rebuild America’s middle class.”
The facts: The U.S. economy would have to undergo an improbable structural shift for unions to have the numbers and clout to rebuild the middle class. Just 11.1 percent of workers belong to unions, down from 20.1 percent in 1983, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
3. Warren: “Donald Trump … wants to abolish the minimum wage. Hillary Clinton believes no one should work full time and live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage,” paid family and medical leave, and more.
The facts: Trump hasn’t been a model of clarity on the minimum wage, sketching out positions that seem at odds with each other.
The presumptive Republican nominee has said he would not raise the federal minimum wage, implying he’d leave it as is. He’s said at other times that he favors a higher base wage, but the matter should be left to the states — meaning the federal minimum would essentially be abolished.
Recently he’s said he favors an increase (and accused Warren of lying about his position). Warren has chosen to play up the Trump position that suits Democrats politically.
Clinton has supported a $12 federal minimum wage, but encouraged states and local communities to set the higher level of $15 sought by the liberal wing of the party personified by Warren and primary rival Bernie Sanders.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
farmer john says
Hey Warren…..You are just as big of a liar as Hilliliar….GREAT pair…Typical mi Dumbocrats.
Oh, by the way before calling someone else GOOFY looking..Take a LONG look in the mirror
Mirror, mirror on the wall,,,who’s the sleeziest of them all???
Big TED says
Birds of a feather flock together.
Lol, that’s a hard call!
Hillary and Elizabeth Warren are birds of a feather. Hillary: “We were under sniper fire in Bosnia.” NOT TRUE. Elizabeth: “I an native American.” NOT TRUE. And that is just the beginning. They lie so much it’s hard to keep track. They belong together, but not in the White House. In jail.
William Scott says
You are right—-two of a kind, in more ways than one! Got It???
So ya sayin that they are in bed together in more ways than one? At least they can count on the LGBT vote! Can’t understand how anyone with any sense or education at all could vote for this “nut case?” She lies, cheats, steals murders,,,,,The list goes on and on! Do ya want that in the White House??? REALLY???
Kent shebelut says
Right ON !!!!!!!!! Birds of of a Feather Lye Together………. America open your EYES !!
HEY WARREN, GET THIS, AMERICA IS WORRIED ABOUT “TWO WITCHES” IN THE WHITE HOUSE!
That’s what we need, two hateful politician liars. Might as well add a third old bag, surprised Nancy Pelosi was not in attendance?
Big TED says
Pelosi was probably having another face lift.
Big TED says
She was getting another face lift at the time.
David Barron says
Warren and Clinton are two peas in the same pod, they are both total and pathological liars from the get go.
Justin W says
Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are both accomplished liars. That’s why they work so well together.
If Elizabeth Warren wants to go after high profit industries she should start with the abortion industry. Baby slaughterers are doing really well off the taxpayers and insurance companies.
Part of the decline in unions come from the fact that many of our products are now made overseas. It seems foreigners did a better job and worked at a lower price than American union workers. My foreign made car is much more trouble free than the American made vehicles I owned before it. Many people today don’t want to be part of a union due to their tendency to have corrupt leaders and their support of liberal causes and candidates.
Raising the minimum wage is like chasing your shadow. People trying to live off the minimum wage are never going to get ahead. Every time the minimum wage is raised it is done in the name of helping improve the lot of workers. Once the prices adjust after the wage increase minimum wage workers are back where they started. The only difference is their savings now have less buying power. The best way for workers to get ahead is to gain skills and look for jobs which pay more than minimum wage. Minimum wage was designed for entry level jobs not for a person’s career.
It should be pointed out that most education loans are made to cover the costs of attending colleges run by liberals. Maybe colleges should hire businessmen to run them rather than liberal academicians.
Do you realize that, with the minimum wage at $15, the ignorant, uneducated, idiots flipping burgers will make more than an enlisted soldier? These young men and women, who willfully put their life on the line, on a daily basis, so that ignorant burger flipper can make more money than them!!!
make minimum wage 40.00 an hour then that way we won`t have the poor every body makes 80,000 a year and we can do away with welfare all together
Could not have stated it better!
Texas Son says
They are two peas in a pod – Lying Loon and Lying Criminal!!
Michael A. says
IS IT TIME TO BOOT all hypocrites from WH?
rodney burke says
with steel-toed boots. maybe break a tail bone or two in the process.
I WOULD BET YOU THAT IF A BINDING INDEPENDENT CIVILIAN IN DEPTH AUDIT WAS MADE OF ALL ELECTED FEDERAL OFFICIALS, THE MAJORITY OF THEM WOULD RESIGN IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID THE SHAME OF EXPOSURE OF THEIR WRONG DOINGS.
ISN’T IT TIME WE BOOT OUT EVERY LYING, CHEATING, CRIMINAL FROM THE CONGRESS, THE CABINET, THE WHITE HOUSE, AND ANY PLACE ELSE THEY ARE FOUND, WHERE PEOPLE ARE ON FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY, OR CITY PAYROLLS. IN ANOTHER WORD, IF THEY ARE BEING PAID BY TAX PAYER DOLLARS THEN THEY “ABSOLUTELY MUST BE ABOVE REPROACH”, AND SINCE WE ALREADY DON’T TRUST THEM – SEA TURTLES LAY THEIR EGGS ON LAND IN THE SAND, AND WHEN THOSE LITTLE DUDES ARE HATCHED IT IS A TOTAL SCAMPER FOR THE SEA WHERE THEY FEEL SAFE EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE – AND IT’S A RACE TO BEHOLD.
IF YOU THOUGHT THE LITTLE SEA TURTLES WERE CUTE SCAMPERING TO SEA, IF A LAW WERE PASSED TO REQUIRE THE AUDITS, I WOULD IMAGINE THAT IS HOW FAST YOU WILL SEE CONGRESSIONAL RESIGNATIONS HIT THE PRESIDENT’S DESK. JACK
When I see Warren pumping her fists in the air it reminds me of videos of Adolph Hitler’s images when he was making coercive speeches to the masses of German people. The mental picture it produces of liberal attempts to deceive the American people by spewing their lies and displaying their ignorance and incompetence, is stomach-turning to say the least.
It’s not that Hillary is a liar we get that without question but the Warren selection will compliment Hillary’s aptitudes. If I were Warren i’d be embarrassed to be selected. Hillary/O’Bama own the Democratic party and thus the Democratic party will bolster Hillary/Warren and other selective liberals. If people vote “Democrat” they are a part of their (Hillary/Warren) play book.
Old Fart says
People need to wake up, every Gov. Appointed Agency has a Muslim in it. Rush tried to tell us Obama was a Muslim and no one listened. How could our Spineless Politicians let Someone Swear in as President of The U.S. on The Koran. Crooked Hillary with no Ethics has been over their in Bed with our Enemies and has now Adopted Obama’s Policies. Obama’s first Speech said there was no reason Muslim’s could not live side by side with us. You must remember Islam Believes in Superiority, if you are not, off with your head.
Road Runner says
Hey, Elizabeth, are you preparing the American people for their initial phases of giving the “HEIL HITLARY!!!” salute? This exactly the same kind of balderdash that TRULY up and standing (on their heads, obviously) group of men (and women, in case your forgot) we used to call NAZIS. If the American people are clueless enough to EVER even THINK SERIOUSLY about putting such an evil, mean-spirited monster in the White House on November 8th, 2016, then the beloved homeland that my dear father shed his life’s blood for during WW2 will cease to exist. WELCOME TO NAZI AMERICA!!!
My name rrl says
Maybe she has a better supply of coke so they can share. Maybe more lamps to bust over heads. Or maybe never worked for a real job for a living, just quota fillers norm for democrats.
R. Irvin says
Why should someone flipping burgers make more the a soldier fighting for his country. Laying your life on the line deserves more but flipping burgers does not
Pocahontas never lies. Oh wait…wrong Pocahontas.
Both CROOKED HILLARY and WARREN’S embarrassing SKIT in matching Blue outfits, looked like LYING HILLARY had WARREN CAST as Charlie McCarthy……the ventriloquist’s dummy!
Both COMSUMATE LIARS!
It FAILED and THEY FAIL BADLY……BRING IN THE SOUPY SALES HOOK…..PLEASE!
rodney burke says
Like I said, it that the best they can offer? I guess so. That’s why we are where we are right now!
rodney burke says
Is that the best they have? Pocahantas and Killary the liar. Then of course there is the old socialist who is like Hilary , so out of touch with the real world it’s pathetic. The Dems ARE pathetic. They have nothing to offer but failure. All over the US, the Middle East and Europe. How sad.
Ronald McBurney says
I find it hard to believe that Americans can know (by virtue of the original documentation give to the U.S. by Cuba), that the acts of Bill, Hillary, Warren, the lies that the left spread so easily because of Soros and Blumenthal, are not facing Treason charges, along with Conspiracy charges.
Just remember, that Bill disappeared in Russia for about 8 months in the 1960’s, and NO ONE seems to see the connection between them and the Russians, at the height of the cold war.
And their are rules against both groups for conspiring to take over the U.S. economically, if not from some pandemic disease because of our open borders, through we let thousands and thousands of people with no background checks as well as no investigations just who they actually are, no health screenings, and all of those ILLEGALS quickly hide who they are, where they have gone, and what is their purpose for being here in the first place.
Will they be willing to fight for American’s rights, lives, health, and economic blindness which is what we did for more that 175 years.
Oh, and just in case you don’t know it, we have a much more successful propaganda scheme, it’s called the National Media outlets, who can lie with the best of them.
King Kong vs. Godzilla says
Hillary always looking for someone who she can match her style as BIG “MOTHERFUC*KER” LIAR…!!
They both will turn America into Slaughter house…, I do mean SLAUGHTER HOUSE…. This is just beginning…
If American people are such a big Fan of Hillary for 2016 Elected…, don’t come and ask my help… Just Help yourself…. DON’T TRUST THIS DEMOCRATE….IT CAN ONLY MEAN CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA….
Hey, King Kong, way back when Obama announced for the Presidency, I told every person I met to not, no matter what, do not vote for this man. You don’t know this man, etc., etc. etc., to no avail. But no one listened and guess what happened? They did get change: But they didn’t get transparency; they didn’t get truth; they did get more ‘food stamps; they did get new cell phones; they did get better medical care; they did not get any jobs; we did get more Illegal Immigrants, ESPECIALLY MUSLIMS – OH AND WITHOUT VETTING OR ANYTHING – JUST LET THEM IN AND TURN’UM LOOSE MOTHER GOOSE; and they got more of everything than any American could ever hope for. Just today I heard a woman telling some one that a few years ago her husband became sick and became disabled. They had 3-young children. She had to fight to get roughly $260 per month food for the family. And, while waiting for her funds she saw an Illegal Mexican Immigrant step up and present her papers and collected $980 for food for her family. REALITY: Democrats and Liberals BUY VOTES USING TAXPAYERS MONEY.
When you look at cities totally controlled by Democrats/Liberals over a long period of time, to name a few: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C. TODAY CHICAGO HAS ONE OF THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS IN EXISTENCE – BUT TODAY CHICAGO IS THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. WASHINGTON, D.C., IS RUNNING A CLOSE RACE WITH THEM, NEW YORK IS TRYING TO BUTT IN BUT BALTIMORE AND TRENTON, NEW JERSEY ARE STEPPING UP TO CLAIM THEIR TERRITORY. (PEOPLE, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS A ‘TURF WAR’ BETWEEN CRIMINALS AND THE POLICE. THE CRIMINALS HAVE ALL THE GUNS THEY WANT, AND SO DO THE POLICE. BUT, THE POLICE HAVE ‘LAWS’ THAT PRECLUDE THEM FROM DOING CERTAIN THINGS UNLESS, THIS, THIS, THIS, AND THIS, HAPPENS FIRST. BINGO, MORE DEAD COPS BECAUSE THE LAW SAID HE COULD NOT SHOOT BACK YET………LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS WILL BE A CONFLICT THAT THE POLICE WILL LOOSE BECAUSE YOU, THE LIBERAL PEOPLE, THE LAZY ASS PEOPLE HAVE TIED THEIR HANDS AND PUT THEIR LIVES AT RISK WHEN YOU SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM MORE POWER TO BRING THE TRASH TO COURT. JACK
The Texan says
When I was in high school I had a part time job that only paid me one dollar per hour but I could buy lunch for fifty cents. How much better off is the minimum wage earner today?