Paul, Broun: ballot buddies
Says that except for foreign policy, Ron Paul’s voting record and his voting record are virtually identical.
History, polling support claim
"A majority of Americans agree with" a ban on assault weapons. "And by the way, so did Ronald Reagan."
No disputing this 47 percent claim.
"Forty-seven percent of (members of Congress) are millionaires."
A free ticket is beating the odds
Odds of winning the Monopoly Millionaire instant win game are 1 in 3.27.
Per capita is the key
"Spending of government money is 17 percent less than it was a decade ago."
It's raining more green
Since taking office in January 2011, "the ‘rainy day’ fund has increased by 226 percent."
"Connecticut has the fifth toughest gun control laws in the country, including an assault weapons ban that bans 35 different weapons."
Old data hard to find
ACLU Foundation of Georgia
"In the last 15 years, we've witnessed a dramatic expansion in the jailing of immigrants, from about 70,000 people detained annually to about 400,000."
Read his lips
Says he has never voted for raising taxes.
Uncle Sam can you spare a job?
"One industry in America has increased its employment base in the last four years by 176,000 people: the United States government."
Advance to the head of the class
Virginia’s educational level among whites is higher than Georgia’s.
Equal pay for equal work?
National Women's Law Center
"In every state, women are paid less than men."
Rare agreement by both sides
"The truth is, Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms. Planned Parenthood refers women to mammography providers, serving as the middlewoman, if you will."
True, but sad
The U.S. unemployment rate has remained above 8 percent for 43 consecutive months, the longest stretch since the Great Depression.
Federal regulations agree
Initial efforts to strip airport contractors of their special diversity status "has no effect" on the contracts or the city’s diversity goals.
Clayton County Schools
"Clayton County Public Schools recently achieved a milestone that has eluded other
metropolitan districts across the state" by meeting federal guidelines for having a highly qualified staff.
Show us the money
Georgia spends fewer tourism advertising dollars than any other state in the South.
Is there a detour that leads to more money?
Says Georgia ranks "near the bottom in per capita transportation spending."
Close to the 2011 average
"There are close to 900,000 unemployed veterans in America right now."
Could bad news on the jobs front give the transporation vote a boost?
The state of Georgia has lost 200,000 total jobs and 50,000 construction jobs since May 2007.
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