Claim on life support
Says "74 percent of small-business people believe that Obamacare is a bad idea."
History books say otherwise
Republican Party of Georgia
"Rather than prioritize and pass ethics reform measures to restore trust in state government, (Democrats) sat on their hands and did nothing" when they were the majority.
Says "(t)his 12 year council 'Seat-warmer' has never chaired, vice chaired, or led a single Council committee meeting."
On second thought
City of Atlanta
The crime rate in some Atlanta neighborhoods has dropped by 35 to 51 percent.
Campaign for Liberty - Georgia
Says U.S. Rep. Tom Price is sending letters both supporting and opposing the "small-business killing Internet Tax Mandate."
Claim is a kitchen nightmare
Paula Deen supported and campaigned for Barack Obama.
No different than Clinton or George W. Bush
"The incidents of threats against (President Barack Obama) are greater than for any other president in modern times."
Many states far lax than Georgia.
Georgia has the most lax gun laws in the nation.
Ohio senator takes the title
"I was the first member of Congress to call him (Barack Obama) a socialist..."
Issue has already had its day in court
"This is the first time since Roe was decided in 1973 that a court has granted personhood status to the preborn."
Claim needed a second opinion
U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin was "partly right" that a woman's body has a way of shutting down so that a pregnancy doesn't occur if she's raped.
Too liberal on this criticism
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss votes more with Democrats than with conservatives.
"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia."
The other way around, experts say.
Operating a health care exchange would be "illegal" in Georgia and some states because of legislation passed in those states.
An errant claim
The "error rates" for the Fulton County elections department are "well below the average."
Maybe this was right a few years ago.
Clayton County Government
"Clayton County offers the lowest operating millage rate in Metro Atlanta."
No benefits for this claim
Senior Citizens League
" … if the Agreement goes into effect, the millions of Mexican citizens who will become eligible for Social Security benefits may have a far stronger claim to benefits and protection against cuts than U.S. citizens!"
This link is a stretch
Patriot Majority USA
Gov. Nathan Deal "has taken at least $15,600 from the (Koch brothers), their businesses, and their employees."
Put a bullet in this claim
A United Nations arms treaty would "almost certainly force" the U.S. to "create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation."
This number is meaningless
A proposed tax to fund transportation projects would spend $90,000 to take a single vehicle off the road during the morning and afternoon commute.
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