Truth-O-Meter rewards this claim for precision
"The Democrat-controlled Senate, it hasn't passed a budget in more than 1,000 days."
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The numbers back it up
"New business startups are at the lowest levels in 30 years."
There's a reason it's called a 'boom'
"We have 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day."
This debt illustration is on the money
"Our spending has caught up with us, and our debt soon will eclipse the entire size of our national economy."
The focus is on transparency
Says the House Rules Committee is the only panel, other than the Intelligence and Ethics committees, not able to telecast proceedings in its main hearing room.
A lot of regs, but too popular to repeal
Says that the new financial services law requires 358 regulatory filings.
The bill sped through the Capitol
Members of Congress did not have three days to read the bill "when the stimulus was rushed into law."
Crushed ice or cubes?
Under the new health care law, "if a landscaper wants to buy a new lawnmower, or a restaurant needs a new ice-maker, they have to report that to the feds."
He's right. The Senate, on the other hand ...
"The House has never failed to pass a budget in the modern era."
He's right: A major milestone is looming
"Our national debt ... is on track to exceed the size of our entire economy ... in just two more years."
Airport is the island's lifeline
In the stimulus, "$15 million dollars went to 'build a bigger, better airport' for the town of Ouzinkie, Alaska, population 165."
Not a panacea to budget woes
"President Obama's proposed 'spending freeze' will only reduce the $42 trillion in government spending proposed between 2011 and 2020 by little more than one-half of 1 percent."
Dems, consider yourselves PWNED
"PWNED: House GOP Dominates Twitter, YouTube, Social Media in Congress."
Obama's wording was coy, but Boehner's basically right
As a candidate, President Obama "declared that everyone deserves access to reproductive health care that includes abortion, and vowed that this 'right' would be at the heart of his health care reform plan if elected president."
Lint-filled pockets not a bad metaphor
"About halfway through fiscal year 2009, Washington has run out of money."
Never had one
"I don't do earmarks. I've never done one. I'm not going to do one."
Boehner reminds Obama of campaign pledge
"The president campaigned against this type of legislation."
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