The standard for truth telling in politics, never very high, has now reached a new low with the new President. Outright lying has replaced shading the truth or misleading the public. Case in point is Senator Heller of Nevada in a Town Hall Meeting.
“It's been eight years, eight years since I've heard a treasury secretary talk about economic growth,” Heller said. “They never talked about economic growth. You know what? We didn't have economic growth for the last eight years."
|No, your eyes are not kidding you - the line is above zero since 2010|
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Note that this is a totally un-necessary lie. First of all it is a statistical fact that is easily checked. Second, no on disputes that economic growth did not take place, Trump himself allows for that while claiming that he will increase it. So why lie Dean Heller? Oh, maybe you just can't help it, or maybe it is a virus that only infects Republicans seeking re-election or maybe it just feels so good.