Specifically, it's the Big-Headed Ant
"(Stimulus money) went to critically important projects like studying ants in Africa."
Although some say it was 17 times
"Ronald Reagan raised the national debt 18 times."
Cites savings to average working household
Says his proposed payroll tax cut "will mean an extra $1,500 in your pocket compared to if we do nothing."
His numbers are solid
"The estimated savings of this (debt ceiling) deal only pay for half of the cost of extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts for another decade."
Statistics back his claim
Ninety percent of the job growth in Virginia has been in the private sector.
NARAL actually understates its case
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
Virginia spends $400,000 on abstinence programs while losing $2.5 million in federal funds due to Gov. Bob McDonnell’s "political agenda."
Coal makes U.S. king
"We are number one in the world when it comes to energy resources. ... The Russians are second; Saudi Arabia is number three."
Even in same professions, federal workers make more
"If you look at the benefits and wages of recorded federal employees, they far outstrip the market rates of the private sector."
No disputing this claim
For more than 30 years after World War II, there was a steady reduction in U.S. debt as a percentage of gross domestic product.
Same could be said of former Gov. Tim Kaine's record
"If you take the population growth here in Virginia, we are net zero on job creation since (Bob McDonnell) became governor."
But other communications occurred
Department of Education officials investigating Virginia Tech shootings "have not once gotten into the car and driven down to Blacksburg to talk to the police chief or the university president or to anyone else."
But options to default are also dire
Failure to raise the debt limit does not force a U.S. default on debt payments.
But it may drop soon
"American oil production is at its highest level since 2003."
Deductions cut liabilities
There is "a situation in this country where you're nearing 50 percent of people who don't even pay income taxes."
Sad but true
"Nearly 2,000 high schools - roughly 12 percent of all secondary schools in the United States - produce about half of the nation’s dropouts."
The silver tsunami cometh
"You’ve got each day 10,000 new seniors, baby boomers, becoming eligible for the entitlement programs."
Made in China, held in China
"China now owns $1.1 trillion of our debt, our trade deficit last year with them was a quarter of a trillion dollars."
That's one big check
"Each day our nation pays communist China $73.9 million in interest on our debt."
An "A" for accuracy
Salaries for Virginia’s teachers are below the national average.
Only World War II era can compare
"Right now we are spending at an all-time high, close to 25 percent of our GDP [is] being spent on the federal government. But our revenues are at an almost all-time low of about 15 percent [of GDP]."
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