Fact-checking the White House' green jobs claims
'Truth Team' refutes pro-Romney ads
- Duration 3:28
- Date May 3, 2012
'Truth Team' refutes pro-Romney ads
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Letting -- just have it.
The Obama campaign's -- seniors out with a web video that goes after pro Romney ads of the Obama folks they simply don't add up.
I wanted to arm you with the fact that the latest attack from big oil let's get the facts that -- is it's important that you guys know the truth.
President Obama's help create hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs projects -- all fifty states.
But those kidding -- here the last examiners David -- so's been doing a little bit of fact checking and joins us.
Right now -- -- this Green jobs thing David what do you make of that.
Well -- our editorial today looks at the the fact that Obama's decided to engage this not -- of this web video but with several ad buys now three different ads.
-- and like this video they contain a lot of misleading facts for example.
He just turned Obama's deputy campaign manager say that there there were projects in all fifty states and he created hundreds of thousands of jobs where is.
You know in reality you're looking at a couple thousand jobs about 3500.
And there are several states and that where there are no projects according to the Department of Energy so that's two falsehoods right away from the truth team that that -- right off the bat.
-- let's go to another one's gotten a lot of digital fiscal automotive commitments to hopelessness.
They claim the administration gave money to build electric cars in Finland.
-- The department of energy's funding with specifically for US jobs -- US facilities -- -- the companies employing 700 workers in California.
And they're planning to build a plant in Delaware.
Is that true.
Well he -- the daily caller actually looked into this today and you know they're actually only 500 people not 700 who are working for that plant in California and in Delaware there's just a minimal staff so it's certainly overstating the case yes -- or does hire people in the United States.
There's no need to exaggerate or embellish like that and you would think it group calling itself the -- team might do a little bit of a better job -- that.
But I guess that would apply to none of the more controversial.
Are comments that this squad made and that is.
And Green technology Green lights in the trying to angle let's listen to this -- reaction.
They said we sent money to China to build traffic -- that's wrong again.
Those traffic lights were assembled here in this country and help expand our light manufacturing industry in this country.
Everybody's kind of right here because -- the lights were assembled in the -- you late apparatuses that we see on our street corners.
Are this established there were they were bill here but the LED lights for a period of about ten months were in fact built in China and brought here for assembly so.
-- due to a waiver that the Obama administration.
Gave says the money can be spent there and so did you know that's kind of 5050 again.
All right on the Mexican solar panels -- -- your quick thoughts.
They said we gave money to a company building solar plants in Mexico no wrong again.
Our money is going to build a solar plant here in America with American workers.
Which is right.
Well this again sort of both in fact they did give money to a company that was building a solar plant in Mexico but they actually did build solar panels here in the United States.
And they're doing a lot of the manufacturing for the Mexican.
A project here in the states so again that's that's kind of good -- -- depends on how you take the statement.
-- but it is of all US bottom line on -- right David thank you very very much thank you.