Statements we say are Half-True
Says that when adjusted for inflation and population growth, state general revenue spending has decreased 10.7 percent on his watch.
Says his Texas election fraud investigations have resulted in 50 convictions.
"6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama."
"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."
Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Says opponent Beto O’Rourke "wants to legalize drugs."
Says Ted Cruz slurred Republican senators including John Cornyn as "graybeards" and "spineless jellyfish."
"Invested $90 million in traffic fixes without raising taxes."
Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.
Says a federal judge in San Antonio "issued a ruling that … not only could the students not pray at their graduation, if they used the word ‘benediction,’ the word ‘invocation,’ the word ‘God,’ asked the audience to stand or asked for a moment of silence, he would put the superintendent in jail."
Says the U.S. federal income tax rate was 0 percent until 1913.
Says most states, but not Texas, permit jurors to ask questions of witnesses in trials.
Says 282 Texas school districts have requested emergency waivers to increase elementary school class sizes because of "unprecedented fiscal challenges."
Says Rick Perry cut taxes.
Says that when Republicans held Congress and the presidency, they "doubled the size of the (U.S.) Department of Education."
Says the Obama administration catches and releases nonviolent illegal immigrants.
"If Congress does not pass the renewal of the payroll tax cut before the end of the year, nearly 160 million working families will see their taxes go up by roughly $1,000."
Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform.
"Eighty percent of the net new jobs created in the state of Texas since 2009 went to the foreign-born."
"When you sanction the Iranian central bank, that will shut down (Iran's) economy."
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