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Following the Money

I’m sure by now everyone has heard about Mitt Romney saying that our Navy has fewer ships than any time since 1917, and Barack Obama’s quick retort that we also have fewer horses and bayonets (not to mention more aircraft carriers and submarines).

But did you know that Romney’s advisor on Navy issues has personally made millions of dollars from building ships?

Also, the truth is that the number of Navy ships actually went down during the Bush administration, and has gone up under the Obama administration. PolitiFact rated Romney’s claim that the Navy is the smallest it’s been since 1917 as a “pants on fire” lie.