Time Magazine Hits Obama on Untrue Claims

A recent issue of Time Magazine listed the top 10 untruths that Obama continues to repeat on the campaign trail. I thought it was interesting to read so I will repeat some of them for you. I will write out the claim being made by Obama and then Time Magazine’s assessment of the Reality and Verdict.

The Top Untruths Told by Obama about Romney

#1) “We do not need an outsourcing pioneer in the Oval Office.” 

The Reality - Romney was no longer responsible for the company’s actions when the outsourcing occurred because Romney had left the company several years prior. Also, the company was not the first to invest in other companies who outsourced jobs.

Verdict - This claim is a distortion by Obama’s Team

#2) “After a decade of decline, this country has created over half a million new manufacturing jobs.” 

The Reality - The U.S. has lost about a million manufacturing jobs since 2009 and only regained half of that number in the comeback. Thus, the U.S. has actually lost half a million manufacturing jobs since Obama took office.

Verdict - Obama’s claim is untrue and misleading without context

#3) “Both Romney and Ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.”

The Reality - Romney has repeatedly said he would not seek to prohibit abortions in cases of rape or incest or when the health of the mother is endangered.

Verdict - Obama’s claim is untrue. 

#4) “Romney would give millionaires another tax break and raise taxes on middle class families by up to $2,000 per year.”

The Reality - Romney wants all Americans to have a tax cut. Romney doesn’t want to raise taxes on anyone and will allow middle class families to take advantage of more tax deductions and tax breaks than the wealthy. Under Romney’s plan, the wealthy will lose many tax deductions and loopholes they now have.

Verdict - The accusation is speculative

#5) Obama has “a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade.”

The Reality - Obama counts $1 trillion in budget cuts that have already been signed into law

Verdict - The plan relies heavily on budget gimmickry - OUCH!

#6) “We’ve doubled our use of renewable energy.”

The Reality - Electricity generated by wind and solar energy has doubled. But other types of renewable energy, such as geothermal and hydroelectric and biomass, have not.

Verdict - Untrue. Renewable energy production is up about 25%

#7) “The way Bain Consulting reorganized cost the government and American taxpayers $10 million.”

The Reality - Bain wrote off $10 million in debt to a failed bank at the expense of the FDIC, which is funded by banks. Taxpayers paid nothing.

Verdict - The charge is untrue

#8) “My opponent says the Arizona law should be a model for the nation.” 

The Reality - At a Republican primary debate on Feb. 22, 2012, Romney said Arizona’s E-Verify provision, which requires employers to check worker eligibility, was a model - not its controversial immigration law, SB 1070.

Verdict - Untrue and deceptive

#9) “The U.S. is less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last two decades.”

The Reality - The nations dependency on foreign oil has been dropping steadily since 2005. And Obama has reduced the number of oil drilling permits on government land.

Verdict - Obama  shouldn’t take sole credit for the trend

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14 Responses to Time Magazine Hits Obama on Untrue Claims

  1. CARA says:


  2. Annette S says:

    I am flabbergasted that Time Magazine would write this! Aren’t they a liberal publication? I wonder if they feel victory is waiting for Romney come Nov 6th and they want to be on the right side. Do they want to protect the integrity of their writers and the legitimacy of their magazine? Unbelievable! Romney/Ryan….2012!!

  3. manny says:

    liaer all night long he thinks he can win liaing and the people belive it i got news for him its not going to work like it did in 2008 . MITT all the way

  4. Victor Lundquist says:

    A great post Ben! How do we get this into the hands of every single voter in America?

  5. Ann says:

    Well, well, well, so Time magazine decided to actually publish a “fact check” on Obama’s stump speech favorites! Good for Time! About time that Time started fulfilling it’s roll as a news magazine for ALL Americans, not just the left…. If this keeps up, I might renew my subscription. Too bad Romney/Ryan have had to contend with biased reporting throughout their campaign… but most of us can see through the fog and vote for a real change in our country’s administration! Go Ryan and Romney!

  6. billy says:

    i believe the only reason TIME did a fact check on obama, is there subscriber’s list went down hill,,

  7. gloria says:

    I was a democrat, but the 4 last years had change my mind.
    I’ve gone from being an Ass and became an Elephant.
    Vote Republican.

  8. Joni Allen says:

    Obama changed his tune for the final debate, attempting to be more palatable to the American public. He’s currently echoing Romney, claiming he’s a leader, patriotic and fiscal ly responsible. Lip service.The Obamgasmic years = an unprecedented surge in false flags, violations of civil liberties, general mayhem and possible treason.

  9. Victor Lundquist says:

    Gloria: WELCOME! You now have a much better memory.

  10. Zbigniew Mazurak says:

    I am 100% comMITTed to Romney!

  11. Joan C. says:

    Mitt Romney is a business genius. His success rate at saving businesses is better than any on record. The first job he applied for after college, he was hired from a group of one thousand or more applicants. He was so successful that later he was asked to return to the same corporation in order to save them. Which he did. His successes number in the hundreds I am sure. Obama would probably not even be hired by Mitt Romney to work for him. He had no business experience at all. The most inexperienced president we have ever elected! I researched each of the candidates before the last election and was frightened by Obama. He had no experience and was horrified by his background.. What were the people of this country drinking! Please help Romney get elected! Spread the word. We desperately need him. Ryan is no dummy either. He will be a huge asset to Romney. He would have been hired, even by the Donald.

  12. Datraass says:

    Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, ” My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that’s despicable.”

  13. Victor Lundquist says:


    Not true at all. Mr. Obama will go down in history as the worst POTUS of all time. On one simple promise he made to cut the deficit in half…this alone shows his incompetence. He blames everybody and never takes responsibility for anything.

    If anything, there still is residual voter support for Mr. Obama because he is African American. Either way, people are sick and tired of his soaring promises and platitudes. He never was a man of execution. He cannot work across party lines and he has no real desire to work as POTUS. He loves to campaign though. No question about that. He loves the adoration of the stage.

    This video says all we need to know about this man. This also informs us why liberals have turned against him and it has nothing to do with skin color: