FBI and State Police stats tell different story
Prince William County "has cut violent crime in half" since instituting a crackdown on illegal immigration.
Skewed comparison of numbers
The CBO says the cost of health care reform will rise to $1.8 trillion, "increasing the price to far greater than the $900 billion" originally projected.
Omits lucrative royalties
"And the revenue generated by drilling off Virginia’s coast? $40 million over 10 years."
Dates are crucial
Says Obama has "doubled the stock market from where we started when he was sworn into office"
An exaggerated claim
President Obama's "budget would call for about $25 trillion in debt by the end of his term, if he was re-elected."
A projection, not a promise
President Obama pushed through the stimulus "based on the promise of keeping unemployment under 8 percent."
Pre-K spending would go up
Says Gov. Bob McDonnell's budget would cut pre-kindergarten programs.
Number's wrong and plan's misrepresented
Stimulus money went to "office upgrades for politicians."
Semantic argument ignores the obvious
(Rep. Bob Goodlatte's) balanced budget amendment does not require a balanced budget.
Members of Congress come out ahead
Under Ryan plan, "those 54 and younger would receive the same kind of healthcare options now enjoyed by members of Congress."
Mislabels a statistic
"Under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership [Texas] has created more jobs over the last decade than the rest of the states combined."
Debt spending a rare bipartisan feat
National Republican Congressional Committee
"Gerry Connolly and his fellow Democrats went on a spending spree and now their credit card is maxed out."
Shaky figures, poor terminology
The U.S. has "over $62 trillion in unfunded liabilities."
"No taxes" pledge never existed
Republican Party of Virginia
Tim Kaine broke a campaign promise not to raise taxes.
Claim is mostly hot air
A cap-and-trade bill would "destroy over 50,000 jobs in Virginia."
Guv exaggerates actual cuts
"When I took office last year we faced historic budget deficits of $6 billion here in Virginia. And we closed those deficits by cutting spending."
Waivers are few, far between
"Originally, Democrats promised that if you liked your health care plan, you could keep it. One year later we know that you need a waiver to keep your plan."
Confusing the issue with irrelevant claim
"Not even expensive bottled water, like Perrier and Evian, are of good enough quality to pump out of mines in Southwest Virginia, according to the EPA regulation."
Trotting out a tired, old claim
The stimulus bill "promised to keep unemployment under 8%."
Has no data to prove his claim
Road construction bids "are coming in at the lowest in the modern era."
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