Statements we say are Half-True

"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recovery."

Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.

Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.

Says Massachusetts has three state-mandated student tests and Finland just one.

Says that under the new healthcare law, full- and part-time workers will be required to buy insurance costing $375 to $1,000 a month, starting in 2014.

Says 40 years ago, the U.S. placed Texas under Voting Rights Act for failing to print ballots in Spanish.

"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."

Says the University of Texas can afford to build a medical school because it has a $7 billion endowment and its football program had a $50 million profit last year.

Says she’s never said "don’t build" Texas 45 Southwest.

Says black women are "fastest-growing demographic group in ... Texas seeking concealed handgun licenses."

Says Austin voters can approve seven bond propositions "without raising taxes."

Says Ted Cruz "has pledged to eliminate" the U.S. Department of Education, which would end federal aid to college students.

Says scientists predict "sometime in the future, an event that will kill … somewhere between 80 and 90 million people."

Says Sierra Club sued him to stop oil and gas activity on Texas coast, but "we won" and "the turtles are fine."

Says that like Todd Akin, all Texas Republicans in U.S. House cosponsored a bill "that attempts to distinguish between ‘forcible rape’ and other sexual assaults."

Says our national debt is greater than our gross domestic product.

Says Texas is 1st in business climate, 49th in education.

Says Texas GOP platform calls for end to teaching "critical thinking" in public schools.

Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."

Says the federal government is spending $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.

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