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.’"
Grim news for middle-class jobs
"60 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession were living-wage jobs. Of the jobs we’ve gotten back, only 40 percent are living-wage."
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."
What a difference two words make
"Oregon leads the nation in number of jobs per capita in manufacturing."
Not quite home with that range
"The middle class can be defined to include those with income between roughly $20,000 and $60,000."
A somewhat healthy claim
"For the cost of $5 vanilla soy latte a day, you can get a sweet health insurance plan to match."
Twenty million bucks off the mark
"Residents could have received nearly $48M for Local Schools, Fire District, Sheriff’s Dept. and Social Services."
Might feel that way, but no.
Says in the last five years "Senate Republicans have placed a filibuster on every piece of legislation and every nominee."
Schrader is not completely consistent
On whether people can keep their insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
The answer is all in the question
"American voters remain steadfast in their support for immigration reform with a path to citizenship, with more than 70 percent who want to see reform passed this year."
Earmarked for inaccuracy
There were "$2 billion in earmarks in fiscal year 2012."
He's right, even if you deduct some losing their coverage.
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
It has, but Walden is hardly to blame.
Says the U.S. national debt has tripled during Rep. Greg Walden’s time in Congress.
No room for disagreement
Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions
Not if you take a longer-term view.
Says administrator salaries were increased, "but other school employees were left behind."
No place like home business
"West Linn has one of the highest per capita rates of home-based businesses in the United States."
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