Budget woes have escalated under Bush and Obama
"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."
— PolitiFact Ohio
Asian carp advancing from the south
"The problem with invasive species today in the Great Lakes isn’t ballast water."
Widely circulated, but flawed figure
"For each $1 billion in infrastructure investment, 42,000 jobs are created."
Private sector jobs on the rise for the last year
"If you look at the jobs lost in the private sector as opposed to the job gains in the public sector, it's out of whack. The government's growing and the private economy's shrinking."
Temporary census jobs account for most of the hiring
"Since the president became the president, we have lost 3.3 million jobs in the private sector. But you know who's done OK and who's not complaining today? The public sector. We've gained 590,000 public sector jobs."
He's only off by about 545 percent
"In recent years, Rep. LaTourette has sponsored legislation that would increase spending by 551.6 percent."
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