Fees, not taxes, and some are modest
The FCC’s net neutrality policy includes what is "essentially a massive tax increase."
They're not quite on the verge of extinction
"Monarch butterflies are becoming extinct" because of increased use of crops genetically modified to withstand pesticides.
Some movement, most still oppose
Alabamians "haven’t changed their opinion" on same-sex marriage since voting to ban it in 2006.
There's nothing new here
Under Common Core standards, it takes "more than a minute" to teach a student "how to add nine plus six."
25 percent is error, not fraud, rate
"When you look at the earned income tax credit, it has about a 25 percent fraud rate. We're looking at $20 billion to $30 billion."
Most firms won't feel the pinch
The Affordable Care Act "basically puts a penalty or a tax on employers for every new job they create."
Makes it sound better than it is
"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
No smoking gun for numbers that high
"Obamacare has caused millions of full-time jobs to become part-time."
How do we measure putting people back to work?
"Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined."
Glosses over some important details
Says President Barack Obama's own administration has done five environmental impact assessments of the Keystone XL pipeline, "all of which have said it would have a minimum impact on the environment."
Deduction skews to the rich, but not so drastically
The home-mortgage deduction is widely thought to be "a middle-class benefit. It's not -- 73 percent of it goes to people making a quarter-million dollars or more a year."
Depends on which measure you use
Says Barack Obama has "the worst record of any president when it comes to putting America deeper in debt."
No requirements on data collection
"The number of killings of citizens by police is at a two-decade high."
All presidents acted, but few so sweepingly
"The actions I’m taking" are "the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every single Democratic president for the past half-century."
A deep dive into the numbers
"Over the last few years, we’ve put more people back to work than all the other advanced economies combined."
It's more nuanced than that
Says Obama's net neutrality proposal "puts the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered."
A big share, but not quite
"We've created more jobs in the United States than every other advanced economy combined since I came into office."
Yes, but the difference may not mean much
"The states that have raised the minimum wage (this year) have had faster job growth than the states that haven’t raised the minimum wage."
N.C. is actually in the bottom quarter of states
In North Carolina, "now we're near the national average" for unemployment.
Some addition, some subtraction
Says Thom Tillis "has cut $500 million from public education."
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