The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Georgia
Says U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., celebrates gun ownership even in the face of school shootings.
"Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country."
Social Security has nothing to do with the federal deficit.
In 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire. 1,773 were victims of homicide; 67 were elementary school-age children.
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.
The fiscal cliff deal "increased spending."
"[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!"
The fiscal cliff deal "ultimately raised taxes."
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss votes more with Democrats than with conservatives.
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."
"Connecticut has the fifth toughest gun control laws in the country, including an assault weapons ban that bans 35 different weapons."
"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state 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."
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."
Says he has never voted for raising taxes.
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.
Operating a health care exchange would be "illegal" in Georgia and some states because of legislation passed in those states.
"When you look at the number of crashes before the cameras were installed compared to after, they’re virtually the same."
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