Powered by PolitiFact.com and ajc.com
Statements we say are Mostly True

"We Really Do Have the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World."

Georgia loses "millions of dollars of revenue because people go out of state to buy fireworks."

Says Virginia, Florida and Georgia are the three states that are the principal source for gun trafficking.

The Georgia Senate ethics resolution "doesn't define cap."

The United States gives $8 million a day to Israel and gives that country a blank check.

"In Atlanta, since 1994 when the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ (mandatory minimum sentences) took effect, the violent crime rate has dropped 62 percent."

"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."

"I was never against same-sex marriage."

There are twice as many gun shops as McDonald’s in the United States.

"Since last year’s address, more than 10,000 jobs created -- many on the high end of the employment scale."

The federal government owns 30 percent of the land in the 50 states, or about 650 million acres.

"Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country."

In 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire. 1,773 were victims of homicide; 67 were elementary school-age children.

"[W]e see America's prison population exploding, with America having a greater percentage of its people behind bars than any other nation in the world!"

A "foreclosure tax" that would take effect in 2013 could mean a high tax bill for those facing foreclosure and millions of families who modified their mortgage or had a short sale through their lender.

"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."

Half the lottery directors across the country had not run a lottery before they were hired.

"Revenues are 15 percent of GDP — it’s still in the range of the lowest it’s ever been."

"The higher the education level, the more likely they are to vote Democratic."

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.

How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Georgia Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Georgia Truth-O-Meter: