Statements we say are Half-True
"The Federal Register - which houses all Washington regulations - is 34,000 pages in length and weighs in at more than 340 pounds."
Commercial buses in the United States have "a stellar safety record, a safety record that exceeds that of any other commercial mode or surface transportation mode."
Virginia ranked near the bottom of the nation 50 years ago in per capita income but is in the top 10 today. It had a "very low" rate of higher education attainment but is now above the national average.
Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan "lines the pockets of the private insurance companies," increases costs for seniors and does not reduce the deficit.
Tim Kaine proposed "over $6 billion in tax increases from the time he entered the governor’s mansion until the time he left."
Discretionary spending has "increased over 20-some percent in two years if you don’t include the stimulus. If you put in the stimulus, it’s over 80 percent."
Since Corey Stewart became chairman in November 2006, unemployment is up 150% and average home price sales are down $150,000.
The GOP budget plan "would cut nearly a million jobs."
"Put simply, less government spending equals more private sector jobs."
In the past decade, K-12 funding has grown six times faster than the rate of enrollment.
The health care bill has "six years of costs against 10 years of tax revenue."
Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2010 "did not even create enough jobs to keep pace with population growth" in Virginia.
The health care reform law "offset[s] 6 years of benefits with 10 years of tax increases."
Virginia ranked 35th in job creation in 2009 under Gov. Tim Kaine, and moved up to third for 2010, while McDonnell has been in office.
Obama’s mid-term approval ratings are similar to other presidents who went on to re-election.
"There hasn't really been a lot of net growth in the federal workforce when you compare it to say, 1990."
Since the Fed was created in 1913, "the U.S. Dollar has lost 98% of its purchasing power."
The health care reform law "reduces the deficit by nearly $1.2 trillion over the next two decades."
The dollar "has fallen over 44% since Bernanke began pumping money into the system beginning back in 2002."
"Congressman Perriello voted in lock step with Nancy Pelosi 90 percent of the time."
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