Statements we say are Half-True
Ken Lanci is a lifelong Clevelander
"The Social Security trust fund is sound. Without anything being done, it would function well into 2038; and even after that time with no changes, we could pay 80 percent of the benefits that people have earned."
"Six out of 10 of the highest unemployment rates are also in so-called right to work states."
Says that Secretary of State Jon Husted and former secretary Jennifer Brunner both have supported a provision in Senate Bill 47 that would limit the days organizers have to collect signatures for initiative and referendum petitions.
Wall Street megabanks that received bailouts in 2009 now get taxpayer-funded advantages not available to community banks in Ohio.
"Raising taxes on investment income has actually lowered the revenue received from the tax, while cutting capital gains tax rates has increased revenue."
Under Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal, "the top one percent in Ohio will pay $10,000 less in income tax each year, but Ohio’s working and middle class families will pay more."
"Ohio is doing better right now than the national average on all the (economic) numbers."
Says the New Year’s Day "fiscal cliff" deal "reduces the deficit."
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
Says Jim Renacci has "consistently voted" for loopholes that "encourage outsourcing of our jobs."
"President Barack Obama (is) the first president in history to cut Medicare by $700 billion."
"While Mandel's been busy traveling the country raising campaign money, he hasn't shown up for work."
"Since the time of the Civil War, we've made a distinction in this country between the availability and the ability to access for people who were in the military, versus the rest of us, to vote."
"Since President Obama took office, over 88,000 Ohio workers have lost their jobs."
"We've got 7.2 percent unemployment (in Ohio), but when you include the folks who have stopped looking for work, it's actually over 10 percent."
Says Mitt Romney’s tax plans would "give an additional $250,000 tax cut to millionaires and billionaires" while raising taxes on the middle class.
Says Sherrod Brown voted "for the $1.17 trillion health care law that adds a new tax on Ohio manufacturers."
"Paul Ryan got his start in politics, as a young staffer just out of college, working for then-Congressman John Kasich’s Budget Committee."
"Under the Obama administration’s bailout of General Motors, Ohio dealerships were forced to close."
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