Tour de farce
U.S. Reps. Eric Cantor and Luis Gutierrez were "touring the country last year … joined at the hip, working together in a bipartisan fashion indeed for the goal of immigration reform."
Lots missing from this claim
Eric Cantor "voted to fully fund Obamacare in October."
Says a "liberal" immigration reform group endorsed his GOP primary opponent, Dave Brat.
In 2007, Ed Gillespie "was paid $300,000 to be the frontman for a coalition that made the individual mandate the centerpiece of its health reform plan."
Ignores current estimate showing savings
"Estimates for adopting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion show it will cost Virginia taxpayers $902 million through 2022."
Near par for Senate Democrats
"Ninety-seven percent of the time. That’s how often Mark Warner votes with President Obama."
A tiny fraction of the fraud occurred in Virginia
"Last year the (Medicaid Fraud Control Unit) in Virginia alone recovered over $200 million!"
Not quite that much
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Council did not advise on tax policies
Dave Brat "worked on Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine’s Council of Economic Advisors while Kaine tried to raise our taxes by over $1 billion."
Reasonable interpretation of hazy prose
Ed Gillespie’s 2006 book "promoted an individual health care mandate, and recommends that it be enforced by the IRS through the income tax code."
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."
Under law, U.S. never pays less than 90 percent
Federal money for Medicaid expansion "is guaranteed for a few years and then goes away."
Wrong on both counts
Says the Medicaid fraud rate in Virginia was "fact-checked" and found to be "0.47 percent."
GOP sizzle fizzles
Gov. McAuliffe's budget would "raid school, other $$ 4 Obamacare in VA."
Microscopic cause and effect
If the legislature refuses to expand Medicaid, "27 states are going to get our money – Virginia taxpayer money – into their states to provide health care for their citizens, paid for by us."
More like $601 million
State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."
Hypothesis, not fact
In Virginia’s Medicaid program, "approximately 30 percent, or $2.7 billion a year, is lost to waste, fraud and inefficiencies."
Pedaling the truth
Says five Democratic state senators were for her bicycle tailgating bill "before they were against it."
Counting checks before they're signed
The Redskins Training Camp deal "generated $40 million in new private investment in the city."
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