Private sector jobs on the rise for the last year
"If you look at the jobs lost in the private sector as opposed to the job gains in the public sector, it's out of whack. The government's growing and the private economy's shrinking."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, March 21st, 2011
In fact, the surplus likely will be much smaller
Says city of Portland has a one-time $22 million surplus
— Politifact Oregon on Monday, March 7th, 2011
Westmoreland pokes holes in Swiss cheese program. Complaint, however, needs more detail
The federal government regulates the holes in Swiss cheese.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, February 21st, 2011
It's rare, but 'no one' misses the mark
"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, January 28th, 2011
That number is speculative at best
The federal government "may put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama's health care bill."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
But use of government contractors has soared
"There hasn't really been a lot of net growth in the federal workforce when you compare it to say, 1990."
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Programs are real, but can Dems take all the credit?
"We (Democrats) have made steady progress creating jobs and improving our schools."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, November 26th, 2010
Jefferson was only talking about King George
Regulations are an "endemic weakness in government -- so old that Thomas Jefferson listed this problem among his charges against the King of England in the Declaration of Independence."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Violations included other safety and training issues, not just the lifeguard
Company may close, "all because government essentially says if they don't hire a lifeguard to watch their workers, they can't stay open."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, October 28th, 2010
He's talking about changes in net assets ...
"Houston suffered $1.7 billion in operating losses under Mayor Bill White."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Claim ignores that the department has broad duties
"The total number of dollars that passes through the Department of Development is like $900 million and like $650 (million) of it has nothing to do with development, which is breathtaking when you think about it."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Hotline may be ringing up some savings, but even state auditor can't say how much
"She created the Waste, Fraud and Mismanagement Hotline.... (that) has saved Wisconsin taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Head count accuracy requires counting head counters
"Since February 2009, the private sector has lost millions of jobs while the federal government has grown by hundreds of thousands of workers."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
More than 90 cases in 100 take less time
"There are currently delays of up to six months in the processing of DNA evidence at the state run crime lab."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, August 9th, 2010
He still has bragging rights on about $1 billion
Says his office "has already recovered over $2 billion from Wall Street for the workers, retirees, and investors who were harmed."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, July 26th, 2010
Want fries with those license plates?
Because of union rules, cooks helpers moved into DMV jobs they were not trained for
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Numbers don't tell whole story
"Since February 2009, our economy has lost roughly 3 million private sector jobs while the federal government has grown by more than 400,000 jobs."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, July 15th, 2010
True for some leases, and the dollar losses are a work in progress
"Right now every single one of the (oil) companies here today and dozens of others are drilling for free in the Gulf of Mexico on leases that will cost American taxpayers more than $50 billion in lost royalties."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
"Defrauded" too strong a word
Halliburton defrauded American taxpayers of "hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraq."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Correct, until you factor for inflation
Members of Congress "have not reduced their salaries ... since the Great Depression," meaning they've gone "eight decades without a pay cut."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 30th, 2010