The Joyce file:
Greg Joyce

Metro/Tampa news editor

 

Greg Joyce is the Metro/Tampa news editor for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times, where he has also served as deputy political editor,  A Section news editor and regional news editor. He has worked more than two decades in the news industry, including at the Orlando Sentinel, Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and three sons.


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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Greg Joyce

The health care bill will "create 4 million jobs, 400,000 jobs almost immediately."

Reconciliation was used "for tax cuts for the rich twice under Bush."

"President Obama's bill won't bring down the costs (of health care) for average Americans -- or really for very few Americans, if any."

"The lifespan of the average American is less than that of people in nations that spend far less (on health care). ... To put it bluntly, we spend more and die sooner."

The Democrats' health care bills would end "the denial of ... coverage to those who have a pre-existing condition," while the Republican bill would not.

"He (Obama) has done several things well. Most of those things are places where he changed his view from where he had during the campaign. So, for instance, he's left our troops in Iraq and they're being more successful there. He boosted our effort in Afghanistan, which is the right course to take. He did not close Guantanamo, thank heavens."

In 2001, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan "justified increasing spending and cutting taxes, saying that we didn't really need to pay down the debt."

"I'm glad for the wording of it (an ethics report on corporate-sponsored Congressional trips) because clearly the wording exonerates me."

"The costs for families (in the individual market) for the same type of coverage that they're currently receiving would go down 14 percent to 20 percent."

Recent stories from Greg Joyce
Obama on health care reform: 50 plus one? Git 'er done!

We put Obama on the Flip-O-Meter and find that he rejects broad consensus in favor of passing his proposal.

Fact-checker's delight: Bachmann vs. Grayson

Could we resist fact-checking the most quotable firebrands of the right and the left when they appeared together on CNN? No, we could not.

No need to pay down the debt? Not what he said.

Hillary Clinton takes a few liberties in remembering Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the 2001 Bush tax cuts.

Health care reform: A simple explanation, updated

We summarize the latest versions of the Democratic and Republican health care reform plans.

GOP health care reform: A simple explanation, updated

We revisit our analysis of the Republican health care plan to cover the latest updates.

The stimulus is funding what?

Republican leaders in Congress have put out lists of stimulus projects that they say are wasteful or unrelated to creating jobs. We took a look to see if the projects were as billed.

The Sunday Veepstakes

Current and former vice presidents faced off on the Sunday news shows, and we check the facts.

Palin says transparency meeting was behind closed doors

We examine Sarah Palin's claim that Vice President Biden met with the transparency board behind closed doors.

Having their cake ... 'and voting against it, too'

We check Obama's claim that Republicans voted against the economic stimulus and then boasted about the programs it provided.

Checking the GOP response to the State of the Union

Republicans offered some rebuttals to President Obama's State of the Union address. We check their facts.

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