Data predates Fisher taking office
"Under Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Ohio is 44th in the country in terms of getting money actually into worker retraining."
Specific projects show Ohio wasn't just losing jobs
"If you want to see the jobs that I've saved and created in this storm he helped create, go anywhere in Ohio."
He's close on his record, and his math
Says he's so bipartisan that "12 of my bills were signed into law by Democratic President Bill Clinton."
Refined claim gets points for accuracy
Since the stimulus package was passed, "Ohio’s lost over 100,000 more jobs."
A statewide ballot issue that had bipartisan support
Says Lee Fisher "wanted a $1.1 billion tax increase which could have driven countless jobs out of state."
Yes, but data set doesn't include job losses at smaller companies
On Lee Fisher’s watch, "almost nine out of 10" jobs that Ohio lost were lost to other states, "not to other countries."
He admits nothing of the sort
Says a "Pro-Stimulus economist admits it is not working … "
Various gauges vary, but all say times are tough
"More than half of our unemployed Ohioans have been out of work for six months or more."
Overstates his rival’s vacuuming power
Rob Portman is "the one who actually sucked the jobs out of the (Mahoning) Valley and sent them to China."
But the bulk of the money came from employees
Rob Portman has taken more than $125,000 from "Big Oil."
A worst case scenario from groups supportive of big business
A bill to cap carbon emissions "could cost Ohio 100,000 jobs."
In practice, the Treasury Department has handled this issue
"As President George W. Bush’s trade representative, Portman failed to address China’s currency manipulation, which was inflated to as much as 40 percent in 2006."
An inflated figure and there's been a net gain in jobs recently
Since the Democrats’ stimulus went into effect last year, Ohio has lost about 150,000 Jobs.
Willingness to listen doesn't equal a slash and tax plan
Rob Portman’s "plan to tax, slash and privatize" Social Security "would devastate Ohioans."
Often repeated, but quote came from someone else
Says that Lee Fisher once said, "I never met a gun control bill I didn’t like."
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