Foiled by Pennsylvania
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."
Slightly overstates decline
"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..."
Close, but not quite that much
"In our community college system (state) cuts have reduced funding per student by $1,908."
Half will also see water bills rise
Says under his utility rate plan, "An estimated 50 percent of our residential households will see a decrease in their water and wastewater bills."
Budget is based on Obamacare taxes coming in
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
Not a record by all counts
Bill Clinton presided over "the biggest expansion of the American economy since World War II."
Includes cuts after he left office
"As governor, I cut $5 billion in spending."
Even so, the program would have still grown
George Allen "voted to end Pell Grants for 84,000 students."
Three specific votes
Says former Sen. George Allen voted four times to raise his own pay.
Many ways to look at pay gap
Virginia women earn "only 79 cents to each dollar earned by men..."
Guns used in crimes but not necessarily drug trafficking
"According to ATF data, 70 percent of firearms recovered and traced in drug cartel crimes in Mexico originated from the United States."
Doesn't factor growth of entitlements
If Congress froze the current spending level and then cut it by 2 percent annually, "we could balance the budget in five years."
Spending bills were loaded with pork
George Allen "voted for 40,000 earmarks."
Production up, but not on federal land last year
"Under President Obama, domestic oil production is at an eight-year high."
Cuts had bipartisan support, until now
Tim Kaine "reduced higher education funding by 25 percent when he was governor, driving up tuition..."
But only nine states mandate women get them
"This bill allows Virginia to join about 23 other states that have an ultrasound procedure" before an abortion.
Presidents don't control gas prices
The cost of a gas tank fill-up has risen $30 since Barack Obama became president.
Number slightly off
Public education has been permanently cut "by $1.6 billion through changes in the Standards of Quality funding formula."
Numbers are outdated, but close
"The U.S. gun homicide rate is 20 times the combined rate of other western nations."
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