The GOP Platform's 12 Faultiest Claims

09/04/2012 06:30 pm ET | Updated Sep 05, 2012
  • Bonnie Kavoussi Master's student in economics, the University of Michigan

Last week, the Republican Party released its 2012 platform, a document that proposes sweeping reforms designed to limit the size and role of government in the United States. Mixed in there are some inaccuracies too.

The Romney campaign's stance on factually-based claims has been a subject of scrutiny lately. Just in the last few weeks, the media has called out Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan for a number of factual mistakes and misleading assertions, and a Romney aide has said they would not let their "campaign be dictated by fact-checkers." Pay us no mind then.

Here are some of the GOP platform's faultiest claims:

The GOP Platform's Faultiest Claims