His stats check out
The Obama administration has put out "more of these major rules than the Clinton administration or the Bush administration during comparable times."
Wrong on several fronts
"Forty-six cents of every dollar" Ohio could get for Medicaid expansion "is going to come from China or some other country that doesn’t like us very much."
A Clevelander by any other name?
Ken Lanci is a lifelong Clevelander
Social security claims often on insecure ground
"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."
Ohio’s lost more jobs in March than any other state in the nation.
Other research shows the opposite
Employees in "workplace freedom" states make more money
No proof of cause and effect
"Six out of 10 of the highest unemployment rates are also in so-called right to work states."
More work, less buying power
"Just about everyone everywhere is spending more hours on the job, less time with their families, bringing home smaller and smaller paychecks, while they're paying more and more at the gas pump and the grocery stores."
Label doesn't fit
"Ohioans want an end to pay-to-play politics."
A KO for the P.O. 14 claim
Accuses Ed FitzGerald of "pay-to-play and corruption politics."
One exaggeration after another
"Nearly 40,000 new jobs have been created in the last year due to the new wells . . . right here in Ohio."
Studies differ on size of the gap
"Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man."
Research bears it out
"The sex-offender registry has been around for a long time, and the research that's out there says that it has no positive impact on the public safety."
Doomsday? No, but he’s right
"The Social Security disability fund is going belly up in 2016."
"Within the three miles surrounding the University Circle area, infant mortality exceeds some Third World countries."
He's not just gushing
"Right now, Texas doesn’t have an income tax and Oklahoma’s lowering their income tax rates, and guess what their severance tax is? Sky high."
A better deal? Perhaps. Lower tolls? No
Says that his transportation budget and Ohio Turnpike plan "would make sure we have lower tolls than we’ve had through the history of the turnpike."
Tax deadbeats are everywhere, even in presidential administrations
Forty aides who serve President Barack Obama "owe $333,485 in back taxes."
"It is legal in Ohio to fire an employee or evict a tenant just for being gay."
One secretary not on board
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.
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