Kernels of truth
"The Agriculture Department estimates that roughly 42 percent of the corn crop will be used to make ethanol -- more than the amount of corn used to feed livestock and poultry in the United States."
"Tim Kaine doubled down in his support of devastating defense cuts, saying the ‘the deal was the right thing to do.’"
Omits impact of extending Bush tax cuts
"When I left the Senate, we were on a trajectory towards a balanced budget."
All states saw rising unemployment in 2009
"As Virginia lost over 65,000 jobs, (Tim) Kaine put partisan ambitions first" by serving as DNC chairman during the last year of his governorship.
Updated with new ruling to reflect GDP
George Allen and his colleagues in the Senate "turned the biggest surplus in the history of the United States into the biggest deficit in the history of the United States."
Only three of 52 Dems backed bill
Says a bill requiring ultrasounds before abortions "was supported by Republicans and Democrats."
"Seven out of the 10 states with the lowest unemployment rates (have) Republican governors … That approach that Republicans are using is working."
Some truth in a "rhetorical slur"
"It’s going to be harder to vote in Virginia than it is now to buy a gun..."
Overall spending went up, but some programs were cut
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
"As Virginia’s governor, Allen cut spending and waste with bipartisan support."
TJ flip-flopped on federal debt
Thomas Jefferson expressed "strong support" for a balanced budget amendment in 1798.
True in '09, but not other recent years
"If you look at our tax mix, the share of corporate revenues as a percentage of our overall revenue mix has declined by about half over the last 30 years."
"The Federal Register - which houses all Washington regulations - is 34,000 pages in length and weighs in at more than 340 pounds."
Safer than trains and automobiles, but not planes
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."
Don't know enough about history (but better with the present)
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.
Money goes to deficit and insurers
Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan "lines the pockets of the private insurance companies," increases costs for seniors and does not reduce the deficit.
Right idea, wrong math
Tim Kaine proposed "over $6 billion in tax increases from the time he entered the governor’s mansion until the time he left."
Cantor's math not quite right
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."
Accurate numbers, inaccurate blame
Since Corey Stewart became chairman in November 2006, unemployment is up 150% and average home price sales are down $150,000.
Depends on which economist you ask
Organizing for America
The GOP budget plan "would cut nearly a million jobs."
He presents theory as fact
"Put simply, less government spending equals more private sector jobs."
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