Right on testing, off on spending
"...Over 30 years, federal spending on education has grown by 375 percent, but test scores remain flat."
But it's not unique
"One third of our age group (Millennials) have moved back in with their parents."
Results vary with definitions of income
"If you look at the income of average Americans...they’re absolutely flat in constant dollars since 1979."
Have concealed gun permit, will travel
Virginia House Democratic Caucus
Assault weapons and handguns are allowed in the state Capitol while bullhorns, trumpets, helium balloons and flags on poles are banned.
But little of their pay comes from taxpayers
"We have a system now where in 40 states, the highest-paid public employee is the state university’s head football or basketball coach."
A little complexity to Howell's actions
"Bill Howell has been the consistent force behind every major tax increase in Virginia in the last decade."
But Obama's action is more sweeping
"Every president since Eisenhower has taken executive action to address immigration issues."
Many caveats to NRA's support
"The NRA supported background checks..."
But not your traditional origami
"$2.4 million of the NIH dollars was spent on ‘origami’ condoms."
Different studies reach different results
In 1968 "the average corporate CEO made 20 times the average worker’s pay. Today that multiple is about 350."
The VA has a say with vets
National Rifle Association
Says Mark Warner "has supported restrictions on veterans’ second amendment rights."
Not every election, but close
"Over 40 of our 100 (House of) Delegates seats go uncontested every year, and over 40 percent of our state senate seats go uncontested every year."
There's nine; can you name them?
Pinnacle Overlook in Southwest Virginia is "closer to eight other state capitals than to Richmond."
"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."
The poverty rate, however, has decreased
"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."
Cause and effect not definite
After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."
Not quite that much
Democratic Party of Virginia
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Council did not advise on tax policies
Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."
Reasonable interpretation of hazy prose
Ed Gillespie’s 2006 book "promoted an individual health care mandate, and recommends that it be enforced by the IRS through the income tax code."
Wage's buying power lower than 1968
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
"In 1968, a full-time worker earning minimum wage, could actually support a family of three above the poverty line. Today, that same worker would earn less than the poverty line for a family of two."
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