The Latest from PolitiFact New Hampshire Monday, September 1st, 2014

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"In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent."

Says Keene, N.H., requested a "military-grade armored personnel truck," citing their annual Pumpkin Festival as "a possible target" for terrorists.

Says Marilinda Garcia supports "$150 billion in new taxes."

Says U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster used $293,000 of taxpayer money to send campaign mail.

When the New Hampshire Legislature raised the gasoline tax, gas prices in the state were "skyrocketing."

Says Scott Brown voted with President Barack Obama 70 percent of the time in 2011.

Says Jeanne Shaheen "voted for a measure that would have amounted to a new national energy tax."

Says when armed civilians stop mass shootings with guns, an average of 2.5 people die; otherwise, an average of 18 people die.

"Health care premiums up 90 percent in New Hampshire."

Says "Scott Brown’s carrying some big oil baggage" because he "collected over $400,000 in campaign contributions."

Says Scott Brown "voted to give oil companies big tax breaks."

"Eighty percent of Wall Street executives and their spouses' donations go to Democrats."

A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats "say the biggest threat to our nation's security is big government."

"Shaheen votes with Obama 99 percent of the time."

"I was the most bipartisan senator in the United States Senate."

On delaying a health care mandate on business.

Says that as a U.S. senator, Scott Brown "delivered for Wall Street, saving big banks $19 billion in taxes."

"I cut spending while serving in the state Legislature"

"Granite Staters who hold individual policies from Anthem...can indeed renew their policies and keep their current doctors and hospitals" in 2014.

"I’m ninth generation from New Hampshire."

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