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Rudy's Holiday Sale: 70% Reduction In Truthfulness On All Claims

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

While giving speeches on the campaign trail, answering debate questions, or just about any time he opens his mouth, presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani spouts facts and figures like a buttoned-up accountant. A further investigation of Giuliani's numbers by The New York Times, however, indicates that he's spouting figures like a drunk, cocaine-addicted accountant.

Among his untruths: that New York was the only city in America that had a reduction in crime every single year since 1994 (Chicago, too makes this claim), and that during his term city spending went down 7% (it actually went up 3.7%, a 10.7% differential).

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