Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Statements about State Budget

Half-True

Some addition, some subtraction

Half-True

Spending went up, but schools felt cuts

Half-True

Proposed increase, but signed cuts into law

Mostly False

Most calculations show an increase

False

Veterans pensions, workers' comp were among programs in place then

False

It was the high end of a temporary projection that didn't materialize

 Red, White and Blue Fund

Red, White and Blue Fund

Mitt Romney "left Massachusetts $1 billion in debt."

— National

Half-True

Paul's number is off, but he has a point

Mostly False

National recession, carmaker woes a much bigger factor

Mostly False

Data only goes back to 1960

Mostly True

Smaller paychecks for workers, tax breaks for employers

True

Some exceptions, but most federal employees can only negotiate working conditions