Statements we say are Pants on Fire!
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried "not far" from President Kennedy’s grave
"Statistics show one male cat can father 420,000 kittens in five years."
"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."
"Our numbers are going up at the airport."
"Switzerland (where the government) issues every household a gun . . . has the lowest gun related crime rate of any civilized country in the world!!!"
"If you and I fail to defund ObamaCare now, some 16,000 new IRS agents will be begin prying into our private medical records, eyeing each and every one of our treatments and prescriptions for "violations’."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
Sheldon Whitehouse voted for a "$525-billion tax increase on the middle class."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.
Medicare insurance premiums will be rising to "$120.20 per month in 2013 and $247.00 per month in 2014."
President Obama’s health care law says "when you sell your house now you have to pay a 3.8 percent tax."
"People who wash cars at home will use approximately 80 percent more water than they do in a car wash."
President Obama's refusal to grant permits for offshore drilling is one reason gasoline prices are soaring.
"If you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it."
Rep. David Cicilline is responsible for the federal loan guarantee to Solyndra, the failed solar company
"[The] ACLU and atheists in Denver are demanding the NFL stop [Tim Tebow] from praying on the sidelines."
"What is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons? Believe it or not . . . a Congress!"
While CEOs of some large charities have big salaries, the heads of some veterans groups do the job for free.
"When the country was founded, Congress had exactly the same attitude about the sanctity of Christmas celebrations that a 7-Eleven does today: 'Yeah, we're open.'"
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