The two new attack ads on TV for George W. Bush are really disappointing. While it's unfortunately normal for political ads to stretch the truth and omit unpleasant facts, these ads (personally authorized by the president) tell outright lies.
One Bush ad claims that John Kerry will raise taxes by $900 billion in his first 100 days. But Kerry has promised to lower taxes on working families. He says he will ask for repeal of the Bush tax cut only for families earning $200,000 or more - which will return them to pre-Bush tax rates. And he says he will also work to close corporate tax loopholes.
The other Bush ad claims that "We can continue to go forward to work to create new jobs ... and decrease the cost of health care." The truth is that the U.S. has lost 2.4 million jobs since the Bush adminstration took over. And that administration even wants to reclassify fast food jobs as "manufacturing jobs" so the job picture doesn't look so bleak. The massive tax cuts overwhelmingly for the rich haven't helped much, according to many economists. And the cost of health care has definitely not gone down.