But there's some debate
"We've got 40 years of study now that show that, with a good preschool start, you're less likely to be on public dole, you're less likely to be in prison."
"More than 7,000 Americans lost their lives to climate change-fueled events last year."
Ever hear of Edward Abbey?
"Thomas Paine wrote that ‘the duty of a patriot is to protect his country from his government.’"
Wrong on a number of fronts
Every illegal immigrant "can be eligible for up to $36,000 to $38,000 in earned income tax credits without paying a dime in."
Data backs him up
"America produces more oil and gas than any other nation in the world."
Right on testing, off on spending
"...Over 30 years, federal spending on education has grown by 375 percent, but test scores remain flat."
But it's not unique
"One third of our age group (Millennials) have moved back in with their parents."
Trends began before Bush II
"When did the decline of coal start? It started when natural gas took off … that started to begin in (President George W.) Bush’s administration."
Cause and effect not certain
In states that have private-sale background checks for handguns "49 percent fewer women are shot and killed."
Results vary with definitions of income
"If you look at the income of average Americans...they’re absolutely flat in constant dollars since 1979."
Hit and miss
Ronald Reagan "banned ownership of fully automatic rifles. He supported the assault weaspons ban."
"Did you know under President Obama family health care premiums have increased $4,154 on the average?"
Have concealed gun permit, will travel
Assault weapons and handguns are allowed in the state Capitol while bullhorns, trumpets, helium balloons and flags on poles are banned.
The duck stops here
On assault weapon violence: "Ducks have more protection than people in Virginia."
Running on empty
President Barack Obama’s policies "have resulted in gas prices being reduced from $3.07 per gallon when he was sworn in in 2009 to $2.30 today."
An 'A' for accuracy
State "school funding per pupil is down 16 percent compared to 2009, after adjusting for inflation."
But not solely for waterboarding
"After World War II, we tried, convicted, and, in some cases, executed Japanese soldiers for war crimes that included charges of waterboarding."
Cites old, incomplete research
Regarding sexual assault against women, "It’s actually safer not to be in college than it is to be in college."
Low rates, but not getting worse
Graduation rates of players at major football colleges "are still twenty points below their male campus peers and worsened in the past three years."
"The President has decided to move forward with executive actions on immigration that he has said on numerous occasions that he didn’t have the constitutional power to take."
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