Claim fails to make the grade
Ohio Federation of Teachers
"The (Jackson) plan (for reforming Cleveland schools) lacks any data or methods proven to raise student achievement."
Overly broad claim expands scope of regionalized research
"The fact is 90-percent of Down Syndrome children were aborted in this country."
Cause-and-effect impact not established
"Statistics bear out that any time a country, a state, makes more restrictive abortion laws ... fatalities go up and abortions actually increase."
Initial boundaries for her district unchanged in later-updated map
Says that after she declared her candidacy for Congress, "the redistricting process was manipulated to allow incumbent politicians to guarantee their re-election."
The sky is darkening, but not falling
"The Social Security trust fund … is already facing imminent bankruptcy."
An ounce of truth and a ton of overreach
National Republican Congressional Committee
Says Rep. Betty Sutton supports allowing "welfare fund withdrawals from strip clubs, casinos and liquor stores."
She should have zeroed in more on the truth
"The American Conservative Union gives [Rep. Tim] Ryan a dismal 0.0 percent rating for the billions he has contributed to our national debt."
High-end figure taxes the Truth-O-Meter
"We've got a personal tax system that's so complicated it costs Americans about $500 billion a year to comply with the current tax code."
High-octane attacks fueled by distorted claim
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Says Sen. Sherrod Brown "voted to block American energy production and increase energy taxes."
Studies don't support cause-and-effect claim
"At a minimum, 40 percent of those who view child pornography end up molesting children as a result."
Claim treats intangibles as actual costs
Building a Better Ohio
"Government employees make 43 percent more in wages and benefits" than private-sector workers.
Oft repeated, but the Truth-O-Meter isn't budging
"Our unemployment rate has been higher than 8 percent for more than two-and-a-half years, far above what the Obama Administration promised with the 'stimulus.' "
Just 4 to 6 nurses of each 100 in Ohio are public employees
We Are Ohio
"Senate Bill 5 makes it harder for nurses to give the patients the quality care they need."
They were exempt under former law, too
Says that politicians who approved collective bargaining restrictions for public employees "exploited a loophole exempting themselves from Senate Bill 5."
Discussing the project isn't promising it'll get done
Says U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown "promised that the first stimulus bill would fund the
Brent Spence Bridge."
Broad-brush claim paints blame too widely
"We have asked public employees to pay 10 percent of the costs of their guaranteed pension and 15 percent of the cost of their health care. ... The leadership of those public employees unions don't want to pay anything."
Basic coverages already bundled in most health plans
Says that even if you have no children, "under Obamacare, you would still have to carry insurance that covers pediatric, maternity and newborn care even though you do not need it."
Who created them? Jobs have grown steadily more than a year
"Since the beginning of the year we've created a net increase of 45,000 jobs."
Fingers point in both directions
"President Obama and Democrats' spending addiction has driven our national debt to historic proportions, maxed out our national credit card and has now led to the Democrat Downgrade of our country's AAA credit rating."
Anemic recovery, but recovery, nonetheless
A year since the "Recovery Summer," there has been been "a fall, winter and spring of no recovery."
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