Three men checked into a fleabag motel because they didn't have much money and they were told the room would cost them $30. They decided to share the room and they each gave the motel clerk $10. A few minutes later the clerk knocked on their door and apologized, and told them their room was supposed to cost $25. So he pulled out some ones and began handing each of them one dollar back and they told him to keep the remaining $2 as a thanks for being honest about the room rate. With this in mind, each man had originally given $10 for the room then they got one dollar back each so they had then spent $9 each for the room. The $9 times three equals $27 and the motel clerk kept $2 which adds up to $29. Where is the other dollar?
Now let's say that two people were debating the above topic. One of them would cover the scenario that a dollar was missing and it's very plain to see that it's true, but not so fast. The other debater would come up with another truth that couldn't be negated and that is the room cost $25 and not $30, so the clerk gave each person $1 back which adds up to $28 dollars, and then the clerk kept two dollars which adds up to $30. There wasn't a dollar missing.
Think about it, each person could make a public statement and very clearly prove that the other person was lying about there being a missing dollar. Politicians splice and dice various data to create a context that is true, but misleading. They know what the other person is saying is also true, but they demonize them and say they're lying since they have back-up that their own claim is true.
What sickens me most of all, is that politicians know they're misleading us. Why would they do something like this? As usual it always boils down to influence, power, and money. This has never changed throughout the history of mankind.