Except it didn’t
Portland spent nearly $1 million in federal stimulus money to install bike path signs where they already existed.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, January 8th, 2011
Medicare's improper payments less than half that
"We can save $125 billion in simply not giving out money to Medicare recipients that don't exist for procedures that didn't happen."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Two sets of stats say he's wrong twice
"It’s gotten to a point where the average federal worker makes twice as much as the average private sector worker."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Scott's figure ≠ Sink's plan
Says Alex Sink's plans for governor include $12.5 billion in new spending.
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, October 21st, 2010
Might as well call him "Ted the Destroyer"
"Ted Strickland destroyed Ohio jobs when he busted the budget."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Data predates Fisher taking office
"Under Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, Ohio is 44th in the country in terms of getting money actually into worker retraining."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, October 18th, 2010
Sometimes they laid off an empty chair
"The downsizing of Pinellas County government resulted in about 1,200 people being laid off in a 12 percent unemployment market. … I can tell you that every one of them was hired from the time that Ms. Latvala went into office in 2000."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, September 24th, 2010
Factually incorrect is more like it
"It's factually correct to say" that Jennifer Brunner inherited at least 18 lawsuits when she came into the office that were a result of Ken Blackwell’s "mismanagement of the 2004 election."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, September 10th, 2010
Interim directors don't count?
"We didn’t have a development director for over seven months."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Sorry Charlie. Claim about Atlanta pay off the mark.
Some city of Atlanta employees "have not had raises in eight years."
— Politifact Georgia on Sunday, July 18th, 2010
Claim is 50 times too high
The U.S. deficit "increases at $3 million per second."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Treasury shut down years after Hutchison elected to Senate
"Kay Bailey Hutchison was elected state treasurer, succeeding Ann Richards. Democrats then abolished the position ... Hutchison later became a U.S. senator."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, March 19th, 2010
Cloture votes more common, but not that common
"As long as I have served . . . This is the first time every single solitary decision has required 60 senators."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 22nd, 2010