Banned for warfare, but legal for riot control
Police in the United States are allowed to use tear gas even though it "has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993."
Glory days, they'll pass you by, glory days
"In 1978, a student who worked a minimum-wage summer job could afford to pay a year's full tuition at the 4-year public university of their choice."
That's pretty close, but beware a rural bias in the stats
"97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states."
claim comes close
The cost of the food stamp program is at an all-time high.
— PolitiFact Georgia
Per Congress’ number-crunchers
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
— PolitiFact Texas
Depends on whether you count suicides
"Nearly 100,000 people get shot every year. That's 270 people a day and 87 dead."
The V-word, plus a few others
"Vagina. Because apparently, saying that word in the Michigan State House of Representatives can get you a two-day ban from speaking on the floor."
Surprise! Viral post is basically right
Says Mitt Romney is wrong to claim that spending under Obama has "accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history," because it's actually risen "slower than at any time in nearly 60 years."
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