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    Myths

    LIE: The New Deal did not lower unemployment

    TRUTH: Except for a brief recession, unemployment fell and the economy grew every year of the New Deal

    LIE: Larry Summers promised Obama's stimulus would improve the economy "within weeks"

    TRUTH: Larry Summers said certain parts of the stimulus would take effect “within weeks”

    LIE: Undocumented immigrants take jobs away from Americans

    TRUTH: Immigrants and native-born Americans generally don’t compete for the same jobs

    LIE: Union autoworkers make $70 an hour

    TRUTH: Union autoworkers' wages in 2008 were about $30 an hour

    LIE: Obamacare will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs

    TRUTH: A small percentage of people will choose to work less because of Obamacare

    LIE: Deficit reduction would help to create jobs in a bad economy

    TRUTH: Deficits in a bad economy prevent more severe damage

    LIE: EPA regulations are causing coal miners to lose their jobs

    TRUTH: Coal mining employment was higher in 2012 than over the last decade