Ad claim taken out of context
Dustin Inman Society
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says South Carolina "has a labor shortage and wants more immigration."
Claim doesn't quite make the grade
"Schools in some states are spending up to 100 days a year doing test-prep or actual testing."
That's not the joint
Every day, "about 100 people will be arrested for possession of marijuana in Georgia."
Not entirely on the money
Social Security has nothing to do with the federal deficit.
Claim draws too fine a distinction
Medicare "premium support" backed by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan "is not vouchers."
Recount for this claim
American Civil Liberties Union
Voter identification laws make it complicated and expensive to get an ID, essentially instituting a modern-day poll tax.
Red as the clay
"We know there are more Democrats in Georgia than Republicans. We know that for a fact."
Platform compromise mentions deduction
"Mitt Romney’s platform ...won't protect the mortgage interest (tax) deduction for middle-class families."
Deadline throws wrench in this claim
Says his plan to end the toll on Ga. 400 fulfills his campaign promise to commuters.
The public did have some say on some projects
Lights For Liberty
"The voting public had no say" in the Atlanta region’s proposed transportation project list.
This old claim didn't improve with age
Sixteen thousand new Internal Revenue Service agents will be "empowered to enforce" the new health care legislation.
We're watching and say Mostly False
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey gave the government the power to electronically spy on Americans without a warrant.
Did they lay off their fact checker?
"Since the beginning of the economic downturn in FY 2008, the state workforce has been reduced by 12.4 percent as part of overall cost savings measures to balance the budget to reduce revenues."
A do over for this claim?
"There is no Plan B" if the transportation referendum is not passed by voters.
Don't hold your breath
Citizens for Transportation Mobility
A government analysis shows under a proposed transportation tax, "metro Atlanta will create or support an additional 200,000 new jobs, including jobs that are maintained year over year."
Transit claim goes off track
Taxpayers subsidize 80 percent of each MARTA trip
$400 million estimate not so "close."
Georgia crackdown on illegal immigration costs state farmers $400 million last year.
Data may be a decade old
Before the HOPE scholarship, "70 percent of the high school students who made 1400 or above on their SAT left the state of Georgia. Now, 70 percent of those stay in the state of Georgia."
Call center claim gets poor reception
"The state [food stamp call center] program is administered from foreign shores."
More research needed to support this number
"Every 1 percent increase in the cost of health insurance today causes about 30,000 Georgians to be uninsured."
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