Slows Medicare spending, doesn't slash funds
Says Mark Pryor "cut Medicare to pay for Obamacare."
Not all the same vote counts
Says the number of Democrats who voted for the GOP measure allowing health plan renewals is close to the number who voted on GOP bills to delay mandates on employers and individuals.
Gets the facts right, but the implications wrong
In 1929, the Secretary of State shut down a program that was "collecting information to protect America" because it was "unseemly," but that move led to "millions and millions" of deaths in World War II.
In raw dollars yes; as share of GDP, hardly
"This year, the federal government will have more revenue than any year in the history of our country."
Most spending goes on, even as many employees are furloughed
"Eighty-five percent of government's running right now. Only 15 percent of government spending is shut down."
The number is right, but the shutdowns weren't equivalent
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
Average masks wide variation
"In states where the federal government helps run these (health care) marketplaces, the average American will have more than 50 different plans to choose from, with different levels of coverage."
Includes firms that lost money
"One out of four corporations doesn't pay a nickel in (federal income) taxes."
Congress played a part, too
Says President Barack Obama "has amended, delayed, or repealed 19 components of his very own (health care) law."
UPDATED: O'Malley and Gingrich fight to a draw in statistical faceoff
Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."
Maybe, but the data is inconclusive
Eleanor Holmes Norton
"There are more guns than there are people in the United States."
Exaggerates findings of report designed to spur research
"The CDC issued a report commissioned by President Obama just earlier this year, and it found some very inconvenient facts. Armed citizens are less likely harmed by attackers. Effectiveness of gun control laws is mixed. Gun buybacks don't work."
A legitimate concern, but his data point is weak
According to the most recent jobs report, "we've got more Americans leaving the workforce than we have finding jobs."
Exaggerations of brutality but the deaths are real
"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."
Study looked at claims, not premiums
In the Wisconsin health insurance exchange, "the Society of Actuaries points out that there'll be, according to them, an 82 percent increase in individual premiums over the next couple years under Obamacare."
Right idea, misses mark
"There are only four countries in the world that ... legalize abortion after five months -- China, North Korea, Canada and the U.S."
It's falling significantly now, but rising after 2016
The federal deficit is "growing."
A closer look at the language of budget kabuki
President Barack Obama has "announced that he would not sign ANY spending bills this year unless sequestration spending cuts are eliminated."
True by one measurement, not by others
"Our businesses have created nearly twice as many jobs in this recovery as they had at the same point in the last recovery, when there was no Obamacare."
He cites FBI data, but it's a rough estimate
"Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected."
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