I know what you are thinking… Joe Biden a liar? NO! Oh sure he has been busted for plagiarism, but he is a honest guy really… or is he?
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday after Biden suggested that rape and murder incidences in the U.S. would increase without passage of an Obama administration-backed $35 billion jobs measure. Carney told reporters that the president “absolutely” shares Biden’s belief that an increase in law enforcement “would have a positive impact on crime.”
Just one problem – it’s a lie! According to the FBI the crime rate,including murder has been dropping year after year mainly attributed to more people owning guns – ironic huh? Armed citizens reduces crime – who’d a thunk it?
Preliminary FBI figures reveal that the levels of both violent crime and property crime in the U.S. declined in 2010 from the previous year’s data.
The 2010 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, just released today, shows a 5.5 percent decrease in the number of reported violent crimes when compared with data from 2009. It also shows a 2.8 percent decline in reported property crimes.
This latest report is based on information submitted to the FBI from 13,007 law enforcement agencies around the country. The crimes covered are murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
So who is lying the Obama Administration or the FBI? Well seeing how Obama and Biden both have been busted on lie after lie I’m going to believe the FBI.
–Vice President Biden, October 18, 2011
“In Flint, Michigan, they cut their force in half; murder rates have doubled in the last year…Police departments, as I said, in some cases literally cut in half, like Camden, New Jersey, and Flint, Michigan. In many cities, the result has been — and it’s not unique — murder rates are up, robberies are up, rapes are up…I said rape was up, three times in Flint. There are the numbers. Go look at the numbers.”
But the FBI says…
Nationally, murder declined 4.4 percent, while forcible rape dropped 4.2 percent, robbery 9.5 percent, and aggravated assault 3.6 percent—all when compared with 2009 crime figures.
Facts are facts and the facts are Biden lied. No surprise here, nothing to see… move along.
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