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."
UPDATE: Adjusted for inflation
In the past decade, K-12 funding has grown six times faster than the rate of enrollment.
Some benefits, taxes already here
The health care bill has "six years of costs against 10 years of tax revenue."
A blend of truth and misleading figures
Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2010 "did not even create enough jobs to keep pace with population growth" in Virginia.
Some benefits as well as some taxes come early
The health care reform law "offset[s] 6 years of benefits with 10 years of tax increases."
Uses statistics that draw the starkest contrast
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.
Mid-term marks below average but above Reagan's in first term
Obama’s mid-term approval ratings are similar to other presidents who went on to re-election.
But use of government contractors has soared
"There hasn't really been a lot of net growth in the federal workforce when you compare it to say, 1990."
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