FactCheck.Org Finds MoveOn.Org Claim Bogus

Who Caused the Economic Crisis?
October 1, 2008

MoveOn.org blames McCain advisers.


A MoveOn.org Political Action ad plays the partisan blame game with the economic crisis, charging that John McCain's friend and former economic adviser Phil Gramm stripped "safeguards that would have protected us."

The claim is bogus.

Gramm's legislation had broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Clinton. Moreover, the bill had nothing to do with causing the crisis, and economists - not to mention President Clinton -praise it for having softened the crisis.

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