Contract was never rebid
Says Virginia saved $300 million by rebidding a Metrorail construction project to exclude guaranteed union contracts.
"Only three in 10 young Americans under 30 -- 30 percent under 30 -- have full-time work."
Sure, but Bush's numbers were already microscopic
Federal prosecutions for lying on background checks to buy guns are "down 40 percent" under President Barack Obama.
"A study by the University of Virginia pulls back the curtain on Medicaid’s tragically bad outcomes, including ‘increased risk of adjusted mortality.’"
Not when inflation is considered
The transportation package passed by the General Assembly would impose the "largest tax increase in Virginia’s history."
Omits key information
"The average kid comes out of Virginia colleges with about $25,000-plus in debt."
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.
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