Wage gap narrows when you account for purchasing power
Countries with a higher minimum wage than the United States’ $7.25 an hour include Denmark at $21, Australia at $15.81, Germany at $11 and France at $12.35.
Bold claim, weak data
"For the cost of the Iraq War we could’ve ended world hunger for 30 years."
The difference between "will" and "could"
"Every single one of the 41 Republican senators who just blocked a raise in the minimum wage will receive a $2,800 cost-of-living adjustment on January 1, 2015."
Percentage may have changed since data collected 18 years ago
"44% of homeless people are employed."
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
— PolitiFact Texas
Local gun culture might be one key
"Harvard Study Finds States With Most Gun Laws Have Fewest Gun Deaths."
— PolitiFact Rhode Island
Claim gets into the weeds
A new law "requires the USDA to approve the harvest and sale of crops from genetically modified seed even if a court has ruled against the crop as being dangerous to public safety or the environment."
Stats are a mixed bag
"Washington, D.C., now has greater population than Wyoming and Vermont, more active duty military than 29 states, more tax revenue than 29 states (and) a larger domestic product than 27 states."
Ancient numbers, but trend persists.
"Last year, handguns killed 48 people in Japan, 8 in Great Britain, 34 in Switzerland, 52 in Canada, 58 in Israel, 21 in Sweden, 42 in West Germany and 10,728 in the United States."
True for rich nations only
"USA is #1 in gun violence."
The donors on the list are pretty accurate, but they aren't described correctly
Says Mitt Romney’s top five donors are Wall Street firms, while Barack Obama’s top five are technology companies and universities.
It attracted some GOP support, but not universal backing
"In 1993 the Republicans embraced a health platform that proudly features an individual mandate as its main component."
Contributions were years ago
"Richard Hayne, president and CEO of Urban Outfitters … (is) a supporter of Rick Santorum and donated over $13,000 to him."
— PolitiFact Florida
Numbers off but general point holds
1 percent of Americans are millionaires. 47 percent of House Reps. are millionaires. 56 percent of Senators are millionaires.
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