Poverty heightens health care challenge
Attacks on Planned Parenthood "come at a time when the poverty rate among women is the highest in nearly two decades and 1 in 5 women under 65 don’t have access to health care."
Estimate close, largest group is from his old district
"About 57 percent of registered Democrats in the new (9th Congressional) district come from my old district."
Last year, yes, but maybe not every year
"The city of Columbus would save $41 million a year if employees had to contribute to their own, guaranteed-check pensions."
But it won't save big bucks for everyone
Building a Better Ohio
Says the reforms in state Issue 2 "will save taxpayer dollars"
Claim on point, but overlooks some change since study was done
"We have a $2 trillion to $3 trillion infrastructure deficit. We’ve got work that needs to get done. We’ve got people that want to go to work."
Keep the pedal to the metal
Says that to drive the length of the newly drawn 15th District "you’d find yourself on the road as long as it would take to drive from Columbus to Niagara Falls."
Her numbers are a little off, but the disparity is real
"Last year, Korea sold nearly half a million cars in our country. ... The United States, you know how much we sell to them? Six thousand. What kind of deal is that?"
New state budget added more credits, exemptions
"Gov. Kasich and the Republican-dominated legislature have foregone the popular option of closing tax loopholes that amount to $7 billion annually in this state."
'On duty' staffing specifically excluded
We Are Ohio
"Issue 2 makes it illegal for us to negotiate for enough firefighters to do the job."
Small window open for counting some votes
"H.B. 194, the Voter Suppression Bill, invalidates a vote where a voter properly marks the ballot in support of a particular candidate, but also writes in the name of that same candidate."
Sorting out dollar estimate requires higher degree
Every 1 percent increase in the number of Ohioans with bachelor’s degrees "means economic activity growing the next year and for each year thereafter (by) $2.5 billion dollars."
A little premature, but in the ballpark
U.S. debt is "now equal to 100 percent of the GDP."
Slightly off, but close enough
"We’re only spending 2 percent of our GDP on our infrastructure, while China and India are spending 10 percent of their GDP reinvesting back into their country."
New filings don't mean new hirings
"#Business formation is still on the rise in Ohio! So far in 2011 we’ve assisted w/ 44,443 new business filings."
Trust fund should be flush, but Congress tapped the pot
"Social Security didn’t cause the debt crisis. Social Security had nothing to do with the debt crisis."
A catchier phrase than saying "We're No. 23"
"We jumped 11 places since beginning this year in terms of being job-friendly."
Links to drilling suspected, though
"State agencies have not identified one single instance where groundwater has been damaged due to hydraulic fracking."
But up 1 million over the last year
Republican National Committee
Since President Obama took office, "2 million jobs. Gone."
50 years of slow growth
"Ohio currently ranks 50th out of all states in income growth."
Bolsters education and ultimately earning power
"For every dollar we invest in Head Start, we get $5 to $7 back into our economy."
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