The elusive American dream
"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."
— PolitiFact Ohio
She should have zeroed in more on the truth
"The American Conservative Union gives [Rep. Tim] Ryan a dismal 0.0 percent rating for the billions he has contributed to our national debt."
Poverty heightens health care challenge
Attacks on Planned Parenthood "come at a time when the poverty rate among women is the highest in nearly two decades and 1 in 5 women under 65 don’t have access to health care."
Claim on point, but overlooks some change since study was done
"We have a $2 trillion to $3 trillion infrastructure deficit. We’ve got work that needs to get done. We’ve got people that want to go to work."
Slightly off, but close enough
"We’re only spending 2 percent of our GDP on our infrastructure, while China and India are spending 10 percent of their GDP reinvesting back into their country."
Bolsters education and ultimately earning power
"For every dollar we invest in Head Start, we get $5 to $7 back into our economy."
This Ryan doubts its a path to prosperity
The average person "will pay $6,000 more a year" under Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal.
Here's why trusting a blog is not always best
"A report in Navy Times said that 7.3 percent of Army, Navy and Marines have thought about attempting suicide."
Actual number of deaths is slightly higher
"From '05 to '09, we've had 1,100 soldiers commit suicide, one every 36 hours."
Figure actually understates earmarks for his district
"Congressman Ryan has secured a grand total of $116,838,763 to date (for the Mahoning Valley) and has an additional $27,095,000 pending in FY2010 spending bills."
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