Mixes apples and oranges
Virginia has a responsibility to fund 55 percent of public education and is paying just 41 percent.
Was speaking metaphorically
"Harry Reid’s plan is basically giving the president a blank check."
Cherry picks data
"China owns more of our bonds than do Americans."
Another stimulus attack, another False
National Republican Senatorial Committee
"President Obama and liberal former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine’s $787 billion stimulus failed to create jobs."
Time to check his math
Non-defense discretionary spending has increased "by over 80 percent in the last two years."
Not even close
"The (national) debt really added up $75 trillion in 2010 and is on track to hit $99 trillion this year."
Update: Now with new information on costs for current seniors
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
"Rep. Robert Hurt voted again today to end Medicare and raise health care costs for Virginia seniors."
Although unenmployment is high, the stimulus has created jobs
The 2009 stimulus bill "failed to get people back to work."
More people are working both regions
Under Gov. Bob McDonnell, more jobs have been lost than created in Southside and Southwest Virginia.
40,000? That's 18 per day
George Allen "had 40,000 earmarks" while he was a senator.
Wouldn't cost local stations a dime
Ending federal funding for National Public Radio would jeopardize 9,000 jobs.
"A new ruling by the EPA would force dairy farmers to comply with the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program when dealing with spilt milk -- the same regulations oil and natural gas producers must follow."
Bad data feeds bellicosity
A telecom bill could keep the State Corporation Commission from getting rate-of-return information from electric utilities.
No proof for this claim
Tim Kaine wants to thwart "right-to-work reform measures in Midwest battleground states."
Many Republicans were in the loop
"The Governor did not consult members of his own party before he released his [transportation] plan."
Most got raises for 2008-09 school year
Teachers "are working their third consecutive year -- some longer than that -- without salary increases."
Saying it doesn't make it true
The Democrats' health care reform law is a "government takeover of health care."
Webb and Warner in sync on 87 percent of votes
Sen. Jim Webb "persists on negating" Sen. Mark Warner’s votes
Debt hasn't grown that fast
The debt is "nearly $6 trillion more than when President Obama was sworn into office."
Ending the tax cuts wouldn’t even cut the deficit in half
"If all of the [Bush-era] tax cuts expire on schedule, the budget will be close to being balanced in four years."
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