Tax among reasons for cuts
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
Ups and downs
"Every month, we get the reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say even more people have given up looking for work."
Right spirit, but...
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
Bookends two out of 140-plus months
Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.
More like $2,000 less, study indicates
"Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job."
Some, not all
Leticia Van de Putte
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Study: 21 percent of region's economic oomph
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
Cue the great recession
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Jobs jobs jobs
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
UPDATED: Poverty up since 2000, but local rate sometimes goes down
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Other nations’ rates fell
Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."
Decrease in government jobs
"We’re seeing now 30 straight months of private-sector job growth, 4.6 million jobs created."
Workforce would be 4.6 million larger
Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.
Ranking's right; blame's overstated
Says under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation.
Disregards Reagan's first two years as president
Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.
Chestnut of a distortion
"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."
Texas bouncing back faster
"A hundred percent of all the jobs lost during the recession have been reclaimed in Texas … while the nation is at about 36 percent."
One legislator voted "no"
Says local Texas chambers of commerce were granted exemptions from paying property taxes on their headquarter properties.
Unemployment: $20 million. Food stamps: $0.
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Says taking millionaires off food stamps and unemployment would save $20 million.
Subtract 40 million households, for starters
"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."
© 2014 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise