Casting about when it comes to claims on the ACA
"Jeff Merkley was the deciding vote on Obamacare, which in Oregon has been an unmitigated disaster."
A claim that (mostly) gets the job done
"Oregon today has 100,000 more jobs than it did when I was elected."
One missing word can mean a lot
"Did you know that in 2013 over 50 percent of all babies born in Oregon were Hispanic?"
A claim you can take to the bank
"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."
Walking and pedaling to a street near you
"We’ve dedicated more money from (Washington County’s) transportation budget to bike and ped projects under my watch than at any time in the history of Washington County."
You can take it as gospel
"In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible."
A cutting, but accurate, comment
Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"
Acre for acre, a solid land-use claim
Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years."
Mostly hits the bullseye
Gun "marketplaces" on Facebook mean "ANYONE can broker a deal on a gun online, meet the seller in a parking lot somewhere, and walk away with a weapon."
Some cutting remarks on timber harvesting
"Oregon and the federal government now have more than one million acres of burnt land and millions of trees are being left to rot."
A claim that's more or less on the money
"In Oregon, women earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar that men earn for doing the same job. That’s just wrong."
A claim that fires blanks
Kip Kinkel and Clackamas Town Center shootings "both where citizen with gun stopped the crime"
Narrowly crafted statement finds the truth
Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law."
A claim that misses the mark
Monica Wehby and Jason Conger are "causing devastating consequences" for nearly 23,000 Oregonians looking for work.
A claim that falls a little flat
"We have the lowest beer tax in the nation."
Employing a flawed jobs analysis
"And we’ve constantly been the lowest unemployed county in the state."
An extreme disregard for the truth
Oregon Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, has "never held a job nor run a business"
Cover Oregon has problems, but these aren't among them
"Oregon is spending $10 million advertising Obamacare with ads that don’t even mention the program and how to enroll in it" and that don’t "mention the word ‘insurance.’"
An unfortunate roll of the dice
"We don’t show people playing these games. We don’t show them winning playing the video lottery games."
Not quite home with that range
"The middle class can be defined to include those with income between roughly $20,000 and $60,000."
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