FactChecking the State of the Union

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2023
From The Center
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President Joe Biden put his spin on some facts, particularly about the economy, in his Feb. 7 State of the Union address:

Biden boasted that the 12.1 million jobs created in his first two years were more than the number of jobs added in four years under any president. But that job growth was fueled by a post-pandemic recovery that started under his predecessor, and his comparison doesn’t account for population growth.

The president said “take-home pay has gone up,” which is true, but the rise is not as fast as...

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