Statements we say are Mostly True
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."
"There are more than 46 million Americans living in poverty today -- the largest number in 54 years."
After Massachusetts passed a mandatory health insurance law "their mortality rate went down...it saved lives."
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."
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."
"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."
"There are 4.7 percent of Virginians who are minimum wage earners who are over 25 years of age working full-time and trying to raise a family."
"Eighty-five percent of the states in the United States that had electrocution have now abolished it."
"Obamacare passed by just one vote in the Senate. It wouldn’t have passed without Mark Warner’s vote."
Virginia is "the number one state per capita in screening out people with mental illness from gun purchases."
"Twenty-four percent of doctors in Virginia currently don’t accept new Medicaid patients because the reimbursement rates are so low."
"In 1960, most black children were raised in two-parent, monogamous families." Today "we have only 20 percent of black children being raised in two-parent, monogamous families..."
"In our community college system (state) cuts have reduced funding per student by $1,908."
Says under his utility rate plan, "An estimated 50 percent of our residential households will see a decrease in their water and wastewater bills."
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
Bill Clinton presided over "the biggest expansion of the American economy since World War II."
"As governor, I cut $5 billion in spending."
George Allen "voted to end Pell Grants for 84,000 students."
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