U.S. likes its prisons
The U.S. has "5 percent of the world’s population, 25 percent of the world’s known prison population."
Doctor in the House
"I’ll be the only economist in the (U.S.) House."
Insurance was rare prior to 1940s
"Before World War II, very few people actually had health insurance."
Some quibble, we don't
The U.S. Constitution is "the oldest written constitution still in use today" among nations.
Recent surveys agree
Uncompensated care has "gone down by 30 percent just in the first few months" of Medicaid expansion in the states that adopted it.
Much more than credit card debt
"Right now, America has $1.1 trillion of student debt. That’s more than credit card debt."
Near par for Senate Democrats
Republican Party of Virginia
"Ninety-seven percent of the time. That’s how often Mark Warner votes with President Obama."
We know that now
"Did you know US population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?"
Not blowing smoke
"From 1972 until 2011, the number of EPA employees increased by 107 percent while the number of total federal personnel decreased by 15 percent."
Pedaling the truth
Says five Democratic state senators were for her bicycle tailgating bill "before they were against it."
"Seventy percent of all uninsured live in households in which at least one person is working."
Mark Warner voted for "nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and $7 trillion in new debt."
On the money
In Virginia, "Medicaid has grown by 1,600 percent in the last 30 years."
But not predictive of Virginia's recount
"Of the four statewide races this century within a 300-vote margin, three have been overturned in a recount."
In 2025, unless funding improves
Says the U.S. fleet of attack submarines is scheduled to fall below the 48 boats that Navy says it needs to carry out current missions.
A unique custom
Virginia is "the only state" that has a tradition of attorneys general resigning if they run for governor.
But U.S. picks up most of the Medicaid tab for states
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
Numbers add up
Virginia "spends less per student today than we did in 2008."
All states have a gas excise tax
Says his transportation plan "would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate the state tax on gasoline."
A lode to ponder
There is "over 20 times more energy" in a proposed Southside uranium mining site than "there is in all the oil that’s estimated to be off Virginia’s coast"
© 2014 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise