Connection dubious; numbers off
Says Gov. Scott Walker "took away $1.6 billion from schools and handed it off as over $2 billion in tax breaks to the rich."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Not tax credits, not stimulus, not to Finland
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Not No. 1, or even No. 10
"General Motors is the largest corporation in the world again."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 9th, 2012
Toyota says otherwise
Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 11th, 2012
"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Chart from a student paper goes viral
Say the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay in the U.S. is 475 to 1.
— Politifact National on Monday, October 10th, 2011
False before, False again
Says that in 2009 ExxonMobil "paid no federal income taxes, received a $156 million rebate."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, September 1st, 2011
This Bud’s not for Jeff Tittel
"One of the reasons that Budweiser stayed in New Jersey is the money they got from RGGI to put solar on their roof to save on their energy costs."
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, July 4th, 2011
Eye-popping stat that isn't accurate
"Last year, ExxonMobil made $19 billion in profit. Guess what. They paid zero in taxes. They got a $156 million refund from the IRS."
— Politifact National on Friday, December 10th, 2010
It's called a term sheet and we linked to it
The Bush administration had been "giving (auto companies) billions of dollars and just asking nothing in return."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
The views of a few donors don't necessarily reflect all
"West has raised $2 million from those that would leave our beaches in ruins, end Social Security and Medicare, and give corporations free reign."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Treasury Dept. detailed Bush's conditions
"In the case of General Motors, the (Bush) administration wrote a check without asking for any conditions of change."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 21st, 2010
Now-reviled company did confer, but no evidence they wrote big portions of bill
"A major part" of the climate change bill sponsored by Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman "was essentially written by BP."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 14th, 2010
Actually, bill seeks to avoid them
New financial regulation "actually guarantees future bailouts of Wall Street banks."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Orderly Liquidation Fund is no blank check
"The bill reported out of committee sets up a $50 billion slush fund that, while intended for resolving failing firms, is available for virtually any purpose that the treasury secretary sees fit."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 16th, 2010
Senator's tax argument has holes
“The largest tax increase that we have ever had in our state is yours – it is the business margins tax that you signed, governor.”
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Insurance companies don't get that much.
"One-third of the health care dollar goes to no such thing as health care; it goes to the insurance companies."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 30th, 2009
Profits, yes, but not record profits
Health insurance companies are "making record profits, right now."
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
He's a year too late on this energy claim
"Gas prices have never been higher, and Exxon Mobil's profits have never been higher."
— Politifact National on Monday, December 31st, 2007