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Women in the U.S. get 23 percent less pay than men for the same exact work.

Fifty-three percent of graduates from liberal arts colleges these days can’t find jobs.

"More Americans believe the moon landing was fake than believe Obamacare is affordable."

"The recidivism rate is nearly 29 percent and has been climbing steadily since detainees began being released from Guantanamo."

"These 60 acres (the Atlanta Braves want to build a stadium on) have produced zero SPLOST money for parks and recreation, have produced zero money for education."      

A "hidden" provision in the health care law taxes sporting goods as medical devices.

U.S. Rep. John Barrow of Georgia has helped support the implementation of "Obamacare."

"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia."

The increase in the current state budget was greater than the inflation rate and the rate of population growth in Georgia.

The  Georgia Department of Economic Development assisted with the creation of 28,776 jobs, an increase of 29 percent from last fiscal year, and $5.97 billion in investments, a 32 percent increase.  

High school students arrested on campus are twice as likely not to graduate and four times less likely to graduate if they’ve appeared in court.

Says Georgia will send more state money per child to state charter schools and that budget cuts are not applied to those charter schools.

Georgia spends fewer tourism advertising dollars than any other state in the South.

"We have reduced funding for education the least. They've suffered the least cuts."

The transportation sales tax would cost the average consumer an estimated $112 a year.

Federal regulations required the changes to Georgia's driver’s license renewal process.  

"Statistics show that more people at this time telecommute than they ride carpools, mass transit, bicycle or walk."

The transportation tax is regressive, and Emory University is "literally getting its own transit line at virtually no cost to itself."  

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey gave the government the power to electronically spy on Americans without a warrant.

"There is no Plan B" if the transportation referendum is not passed by voters.

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