Ignores other considerations
"Shelby County donated – I’m sorry, gave – 44 schools to the city of Memphis."
More like 31-42 percent
"Fewer than 10 percent of those in the House are what anyone would classify as wealthy."
Big claim, scant evidence
"This year’s redistricting has been the most open, interactive and transparent redistricting process in Tennessee history."
The state constitution "clearly says there’s not to be a state income tax in Tennessee."
AIDS was transmitted to humans because "one guy" had sex with "a monkey" and then started "having sex with men."
You don't have to be in Washington to get work done
Congressman Scott DesJarlais "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation -- only working 6 days in all of January."
Many factors impact gas prices
"Studies show that if we opened one reserve in Alaska now, in five years, gas prices could be at $2 a gallon."
Opposed entirety of 2009 stimulus, not every single part
"Congressman Phil Roe hands out $1.3M government check" from a federal program that "he voted against."
U.S. sliding, by many measures
The United States is no longer "top nation in the globe on infrastructure," having fallen to 15th.
That disparity is real
A typical married couple "will contribute $119,000" into Medicare but will "receive $357,000 in Medicare benefits over their lifetimes."
An affirmative on this price check
"Tennessee’s grocery tax is one of the highest in the nation."
False no matter how racist were Jim Crow southern Dems
"Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican."
Others just as comfortable with manure on their boots
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher is "the only working farmer currently serving in the House."
Don't forget about the first President Bush
"The Republicans have never done anything really to balance the budget."
A low-wattage claim
New energy standards will take away "our freedom of choice and selection in the light bulbs we have in our homes."
Individual tests can be cheap
Says a drug test can be performed for "just $4 or $5."
State near bottom; county fares better but pays smaller share
The education tax burden for Shelby County -- and Tennessee -- is "one of the lowest in the country."
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