Statements we say are True
"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."
Sherrod Brown "has been running for public office since Richard Nixon was president."
Richard Cordray’s nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau marks the first time in Senate history "that a political party has blocked a nomination of someone because they didn't like the construction of the agency."
Says military expenditures for the United States are greater than the combined spending of the next 14 largest nations.
"We have had some significant accomplishments on a bipartisan basis."
Ilana Shafran Mandel’s stake in Forest City Enterprises "constitutes significantly less than 1 percent" of the company’s shares and any implication of a conflict of interest "is legally incorrect."
"The problem with invasive species today in the Great Lakes isn’t ballast water."
"A couple retiring today will pay about $119,000 in lifetime Medicare taxes and receive about $357,000 in lifetime Medicare benefits. ... about 3 bucks in benefits for every dollar in taxes."
"Every day in the United States, we are losing 15 factories."
"The collective net worth of Americans has taken a $5.5 trillion hit ... mainly due to plummeting home values."
"We’re. . . keeping and creating jobs in our state. From American Greetings, to Wendy’s, to Diebold, we’ve gone to their doorsteps to keep jobs right here in Ohio."
"The Fed created $1.2 trillion out of nothing, gave it to banks, and some of them foreign banks, so that they could stabilize their operations."
"We have 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day."
Toledo Mayor "Mike Bell (once) lost his job as a firefighter because his city ran out of money."
Says that in the recent year homeowners across Ohio have signed mineral rights agreements "and I understand that over a billion dollars worth of leases have been signed to date."
Says the federal government is "the largest energy user in the country."
"Rooting for the Red Sox is like rooting for the drug companies."
Says that Wall Street hedge fund managers "pay a lower tax rate than does a sheet metal worker in Parma or a school teacher in Cleveland."
Says Republican Sen. John McCain won more votes for president in Cuyahoga County in the 2008 general election than he did in seven states.
"There’s actually 600 abortions done after the 20th week of pregnancy every year in Ohio."
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