Statements we say are Half-True
Taxpayers are "on the hook ... for less than a third" of the proposed new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and those funds are "repaid from money that comes from outsiders."
The increase in the current state budget was greater than the inflation rate and the rate of population growth in Georgia.
"The city of Atlanta has one of the highest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations per capita, ranking third among major American cities."
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.
Says "you cannot implement Paul Ryan’s plan without allowing for any increases in revenue."
Says U.S. Rep. John Barrow "left taxpayers on the hook for $950k study on genetic makeup of ants."
"We have reduced funding for education the least. They've suffered the least cuts."
According to a national survey, transit "ridership" among people age 16 to 34 increased 40 percent between 2001 and 2009.
"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."
Atlanta Tea Party co-founder Debbie Dooley "wants gas taxes raised."
Portland, Ore., has "never gotten over 12 to 15 percent ridership" of its public transit system "in the past 12 years."
A new manufacturing plant is slated to create about 3,000 jobs in central and northeast Georgia and "create about a $3 billion infusion" into the economy.
Georgia Public Service Commission member Stan Wise "has received about 95 percent of his campaign money from the utilities he is supposed to be regulating."
"Forty years ago ... about half of congressional districts were genuinely competitive. Today, only about 10 percent of House races on Cook Political Report are listed as ‘toss-ups’ or ‘lean’ to one party."
Candidate Bill Byrne used campaign funds for work on his "personal car."
The recent process of awarding $3 billion worth of airport vending contracts was the "most open and transparent procurement process in the city’s history."
Crime rises in communities with casinos.
Each U.S. House member who voted to overhaul Social Security in 1983 was re-elected.
"The United States imprisons more than any nation in the world."
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