President Bill Clinton's Speech Wasn't 100% Accurate

7:50 PM, Sep 6, 2012   |    comments
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Charlotte, NC -- There's no questioning former President Bill Clinton's ability to connect with a crowd, especially fellow democrats.

He was on attack mode against the GOP. And on many points he rated high on the truth meter.

But our partners USA Today found some inaccuracies in his folksy and pithy remarks.

Clinton claimed president Obama's health care plan has slowed the increase in healthcare spending.

The truth is the provisions designed to cut costs have not even taken effect yet.

While dropping costs have been credited to the medical field adjusting for upcoming regulations dictated by the Affordable Care Act, experts say it's just as much about the economy and Americans cutting back on medical visits they can't afford.

Clinton also boasted since 1961 and President John F. Kennedy, America has added 42 million jobs under democrats and lost 24 million under republicans.

That in fact, is true.

But experts caution, it's hard to give credit to the current president or pass blame when policies enacted before they took office have an impact on the economy.

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