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Numbers are outdated, but close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."
Another measure shows a smaller gap
The U.S. economy "is three times as big as China's."
A credible, but high-side estimate
"1.53 million jobs are at risk (from potential defense cuts)."
Fewer bureaucrats, more private consultants
Takes credit for "substantially reducing the size of the state workforce."
But other measures show U.S. defense spending high
"As a percentage of our gross domestic product, the defense budget remains just 3.6 percent. This figure is low by all historical standards."
Dropping, yes; plummeting, no
"Our crime rate continues to plummet."
Not a direct transfer, but close
Democratic Party of Virginia
Gov. Bob McDonnell launched a "raid on public education to pay for roads."
He's close, but off by a bit
"The tax on job creating businesses is 35 percent in the United States, second worst in the entire world."
He's not counting missed pension payments
Virginia is "headed towards another surplus this year, unlike most states."
Close, but no cigar
"Over the past decade, the big five oil companies --- BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell -- made a total profit of nearly $1 trillion."
Polls more mixed than Allen says
A majority of the American people opposed the health care law when it was signed and still oppose it today.
A case can be made for post World War II
The House budget plan proposes "the largest discretionary spending cut in history."
No way to be sure before 2008
"Since 1999, all Virginia Lottery profits have been used for public education in the Commonwealth for kindergarten through 12th grade."
Kaine close on job numbers
"We’ve now gained private sector jobs 12 months in a row."
Lots of new people, fewer new jobs
Under former President George W. Bush’s administration "while the population in that period grew by 10 percent, the number of jobs in the nation grew by 1 percent."
His estimate is reasonable
The military has spent $500 million enforcing the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy regarding gays and lesbians in the military.
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise