Lots of steps before we start bailing
Buried in the Affordable Care Act is "a huge government bailout."
Insurers get the money even if they don't get to keep it all
Because of the health care law, "by 2017, we will be funneling over $100 billion annually to private insurance companies."
A claim with verisimilitude
"The economy bled $24 billion" due to the government shutdown.
Some ridiculed her column, but this claim is correct
"Even after Obamacare is fully implemented, there still will be tens of millions of people not covered."
Louie Gohmert of Texas "blamed the mass shooting at a movie theater in Colorado on ‘the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs.'"
Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."
Many changes afoot, including Hispanic growth
The Hispanic population in Gwinnett and Henry counties has increased by 153 percent and 339 percent, respectively, since 2000 while Republican presidential candidates are getting a smaller percentage of the vote in those counties.
Indirect urging at best
Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "
Says Texas GOP platform calls for end to teaching "critical thinking" in public schools.
A better ‘comeback’ elsewhere
Says "there have been some job gains in the McMansion State since Mr. Christie took office, but they have lagged gains both in the nation as a whole and in New York and Connecticut, the obvious points of comparison."
It made national news in ’93
Says Gloria Steinem once called Kay Bailey Hutchison a "female impersonator."
Let people define marriage, Paul says
Says Ron Paul doesn’t believe in marriage licenses.
In a carrier with a windshield, plus he got his revenge
Mitt Romney "drove to Canada with the family dog Seamus strapped to the roof of the car."
He's right, though it may be a temporary spike
"The ratio of corporate profits to wages is now higher than at any time since just before the Great Depression."
A bump in federal workers was more than cancelled out by losses at state, local levels
"There are actually half a million fewer government employees now than there were when (President Barack) Obama took office."
However you measure it, joblessness is at or near record lengths
"The average unemployed American has been out of work for almost 40 weeks."
Most polls support that
"Large majorities" of the public "oppose major changes to Medicare" and favor higher taxes on the wealthy.
Stimulus dollars went to education
Gov. Rick Perry "used $3.2 billion in stimulus dollars for schools to plug other holes in his budget."
That's how Texas ranks in teen birth rates
Texas "ranks third in teen pregnancies... and it is No. 1 in repeat teen pregnancies."
Egypt is No. 2
Under Hosni Mubarak's rule, "Egypt received more American dollars than any country besides Israel."
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