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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    #24 Jersey

    I'll go first!!!

    Newt Gingrich:

    Claim

    "When I was speaker, we had four consecutive balanced budgets, the only time in your lifetime, Brian, that we've had four consecutive balanced budgets," Gingrich said. "Most people think that's good."

    Fact

    Newt was speaker from January 1995 to January 1999. The budget was balanced 98 and 99 - but there were deficits in 96 and 97.

    The budget remained balanced in 2000 and 2001 - but Newt was no longer speaker by then.

    PolitiFact | Newt Gingrich repeats claim that he balanced the federal budget four times as speaker

    Anyone else pick up anything blatantly untrue?
  2. Drewski

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    No Jersey Selected

    Didn't watch the debate, but my answer to your question:

    "his entire effing political life."
  3. Harry Boy

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    Lying is another Badge Of Honor in the political world.

    "I did not have sex with that women, Monica Lewinsky"

    :singing::singing::singing::singing::singing:
  4. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    #24 Jersey

    Do you think it's ever going to come to pass that you will actually be capable of commenting on a specific topic without making it something else entirely?
  5. Real World

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    The bigger lie is that there was ever a truly balanced budget, or a surplus. Every fiscal years "revenue" totals included excess funds from pension plans, and SS taxes. IOU's counted as revenue.
  6. Harry Boy

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    The topic I believe is "LYING"

    There are Secret Lying Schools in Washington for all up and coming politicians, it's must if your ultimate goal is The White House.
  7. DarrylS

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    Is that your alma mater...????

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