Words and motto came after founding
"The founders of New Hampshire came up with the motto Live Free or Die."
— PolitiFact New Hampshire
It's much, much less
"Over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts."
For starters, two-thirds of stimulus was tax cuts and entitlements
Says President Barack Obama "spent nearly a trillion dollars on make-work government jobs."
Paul bats 0-for-3 on this one
"Over half of the young people" in medical, dental and law schools are women.
It's somewhere between 28 percent and 38 percent
Of the roughly 15 percent of Americans who don’t have health insurance, "half of them made more than $50,000 a year."
No advocacy we could find
"The president is advocating a drone strike program in America."
The correct average is actually 16 percent less
"The average (public school) teacher in Wisconsin’s making $89,000 a year" in salary and benefits.
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
For starters, that includes salary plus benefits
"The average federal employee makes $120,000 a year. The average private employee makes $60,000 a year."
© 2016 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise