We're No. 1 -- by one measure
"For the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s No. 1 place to invest; America is."
Adjusted for inflation, Obama's numbers are close
"The federal minimum wage is worth about 20 percent less than it was when Ronald Reagan" gave his first address to a joint session of Congress.
It hasn't been this low in a long time
Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978."
Most are under 30
"The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people."
Today's bud is not your father's doobie
Marijuana today is "genetically modified," with THC levels that "far surpass the marijuana" of the 1970s.
We're No. 1 -- but mostly driven by industry
"Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy," the United States generates "more natural gas than anybody."
Gates hits on 3 of 4
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
Figure is a bit lower if you include part-time jobs
"If you have a job in this country, (there's a) 97 percent chance that you're not going to be in poverty."
Accurate, except for a few quibbles
Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."
There are lots of studies; what they mean for policy is less clear
"There are many studies that indicate" that the longer people get unemployment insurance, "it provides some disincentive to work."
Excluding the children, the disabled and the elderly
"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."
He could've said it a little better
"About 2 percent of Americans get paid the minimum wage."
This counts cloture votes, not nominees
"In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents."
Experts debate "voucher" definition
Says Tom Cotton "voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system."
Looks right, but data is limited
"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."
Thanks to a site run by Arkansas
Due to Obamacare, Arkansas "has covered almost 14 percent of its uninsured already."
Only Alaska is higher
"Health insurance is more expensive in Massachusetts than anywhere else in the country."
PACs have bigger impact in small-population states
Says Mike Enzi is "getting about 84 percent of his campaign funds from Washington-based PACs. That's more than any senator of either party."
Cancellations the exception, not the rule
"The vast majority of people in this country are keeping their (health insurance) plan."
Your bill may spike if you get sick
Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans "can get health insurance for what may be the equivalent of your cell phone bill."
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