A once-popular claim back in rotation
Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."
It's just a portion of his voting record
Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."
The gap between planning and predicting
The Obama administration estimates the number of children at the border is "going to increase to 150,000 to 200,000 next year."
He usually votes against extra spending
Senate Majority PAC
"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."
It's not exactly free
The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."
The stocks and bonds are his wife's, but he has a savings account
"I don't own a single stock or bond … I have no savings accounts."
Spending went up, but schools felt cuts
"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."
Haven't dropped as much as GOP chairman said
Says Hillary Clinton’s approval rating went from 70 percent to 52 percent in 18 months.
Ad glosses over some nuances
Put Alaska First PAC
"It was Dan Sullivan who wrote a bill to cut Alaskans out of those decisions" about where they can hunt and fish.
Accurate quote, without key context
Alison Lundergan Grimes
"Sen. McConnell says it's not his job to bring jobs to Kentucky."
There are other factors he didn't list
Says Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., only needs about 40,000 to 50,000 votes to win election to Congress compared with the 120,000 votes King needs, because Waters has a higher immigrant population.
You don't if your family is big
If you work 40 hours a week at the proposed minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, "you get out of poverty."
The difference between "will" and "could"
"Every single one of the 41 Republican senators who just blocked a raise in the minimum wage will receive a $2,800 cost-of-living adjustment on January 1, 2015."
Supported personhood? Yes. Led anti-contraception crusade? Ehh.
Says Cory Gardner "championed an eight-year crusade to outlaw birth control here in Colorado."
It depends how wealthy you are
The Tax Foundation
"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2014 than they will on food, clothing and housing combined."
Don't take this one to the bank
Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda.
From a choice of just three options--government, business, labor
A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats "say the biggest threat to our nation's security is big government."
The proposal as seen through rose-colored glasses
"Who will raising the minimum wage actually help? … More than half work full-time. The average worker is 35 years old."
It's hard to pin down one number
"More than 3 million young adults ... have gained insurance under (the Affordable Care Act) by staying on their family’s plan."
There was booze, but no bribes
Organizing for Action
A Koch brothers group is "going to college campuses, giving away free booze to try to bribe young folks out of getting health insurance."
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