Statements we say are False

Says in Texas "it's legal to shoot someone who's committing a ‘public nuisance’ under the cover of dark."

Says less than half of 1 percent of all the Texas legislators who ever served draw "a benefit" from pensions tied to the salaries of state district judges.

Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.

Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."

Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.

Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."

Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.

Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."

Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.

Says "the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without exception … have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates."

Says Texas public school funding grew three times the rate of enrollment from 2002 to 2012.

Says George Washington said a free people should be armed to guard against government tyranny.

Says that under Texas law, it takes six years to close a failing school.

Says Texas economy is about 30 percent larger than Australia’s.

"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."  

Says Barack Obama has added $16 trillion to the national debt.

Says that if Texas, California and New York all voted for Democratic presidential nominees, "it would be mathematically impossible for Republicans to elect a president."

Says most Texas schools spend 45 out of 180 school days in mandated testing.

Says an appointed board created under Obamacare "will have the ability to come between you and your doctor in determining the best treatment options for you!"       

Says U.S. is giving seven Alaskan islands to Russia.

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