Statements we say are True
"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]."
"[Appalachian Power] wants another 10 percent rate increase. The compensation package for CEO Mike Morris rose 22 percent to $8.7 million in 2010."
George Allen voted to add $3 trillion to the federal debt, voted to raise the debt ceiling four times and voted for the No Child Left Behind Act while he was a senator.
Virginia was named "best managed state, best state for business and best state to raise a child" while I was governor.
A telephone company will no longer have to provide landline service to customers if there is an alternative provider, including wireless.
"The American people have endured 21 consecutive months of 9% or higher unemployment [and] 2.6 million jobs have been lost," since the stimulus bill was signed.
The House of Delegates budget bill "cuts $50 million from education."
The United states is "borrowing more than 40 cents of every dollar we spend."
"Senator Webb was a reliable vote for President Obama and Senator Harry Reid."
The U.S. loses more on tax breaks than it collects in personal income taxes.
"[Tailpipe emissions rules], if fully implemented with all the regulations that go with it, they will keep the temperature from rising nearly five one-hundredths of a degree Fahrenheit. By 2050."
George Allen voted for budgets that increased the national debt by $16,400 for every second he served in the U.S. Senate.
New provisions of the health care law bar the use of flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts to pay for aspirin and other non-prescription health needs.
Proposed federal regulations would affect every street sign in the country
The national debt grew an estimated $15 billion last weekend.
"The tuitions in Virginia colleges...have doubled -- 100 percent -- in the last 10 years."
"The budget submitted by Obama will add more to the debt than the outstanding debt of the previous 43 presidents combined."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Virginia Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse The Virginia Truth-O-Meter:
Keep up to date with Politifact Virginia: