Latest Fact-checks on Jim Webb Jim Webb stated on October 13, 2015 in a Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas: "Fifteen out of the 20 most polluted cities in the world" are in India and China. Jim Webb stated on August 12, 2015 in a web post: "We did not even have a federal income tax in this country until 1913." Jim Webb stated on August 5, 2015 in a web post.: "The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world." Jim Webb stated on March 15, 2015 in an interview on ABC's "This Week": "The stock market has almost tripled since April of 2009." Jim Webb stated on December 3, 2014 in a conference.: The U.S. has "5 percent of the world’s population, 25 percent of the world’s known prison population." Jim Webb stated on November 19, 2014 in an announcement.: The poorest counties in the U.S. are in Appalachia and "happen to be more than 90 percent white." Jim Webb stated on September 23, 2014 in a speech.: In 1968 "the average corporate CEO made 20 times the average worker’s pay. Today that multiple is about 350." Jim Webb stated on May 14, 2012 in an interview.: President Obama budget request for veterans is "more than double the amount in constant dollars appropriated in 1980, when the veterans population was larger by a third." Jim Webb stated on November 4, 2011 in a TV interview.: "Ronald Reagan raised the national debt 18 times." Jim Webb stated on February 3, 2011 in a committee hearing.: The war in Iraq was a major factor in blowing "the top off the price of oil."