Obama's Ad Exaggerates Accomplishments

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jun 19, 2008 4:21 PM
The new Obama ad makes several claims -- many of which are exaggerations...

... He claims he extended health care for wounded troops, but missed the vote on the Defense Authorization Act. 

... He claims he passed laws moving people from welfare to work (which he did do), but has also publicly-stated he would not have supported Clinton's '96 welfare reform. 

... The ad claims he cut taxes for "working families" and says he "created" the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit. But he was not the lead sponsor of the bill (and in fact, the governor of Illinois credited a different Democratic member of Congress with its passage).