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.
He's right on two, close on the third
The tax-cut deal "adds more than $800 billion to the deficit over two years -- more than the cost of TARP and more than the cost of the Recovery Act" and about the same as health care reform.
Don't forget, there was a recession
The Bush-era tax cuts failed to increase employment and "work-force participation fell in 2001 and has never returned to the record level set in 2000."
He's close on the cost for the next decade
Republicans "created a trillion dollar prescription drug entitlement program without paying for it."
His figure is close, but who deserves the credit for the new jobs?
"We’ve been able to create about 60,000 net new jobs" in Virginia since February.
Warner's numbers add up
$65 billion "would be added to the deficit if we keep the cuts for people on the highest incomes."
His number is a tad high, but in the ballpark
Has created 60,000 net new jobs since taking office.
Omits one fact: Democrats' plan would also balloon deficit
Republican plan to extend Bush tax cuts "would double deficit projections going forward for the next couple of decades."
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