Red herring on red tape?
"America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year. Isn’t it a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a minor permit approved for the building of a simple road?"
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Competition was not stiff
Says he "made St. Petersburg the state's best maintained large sewer system in 2007."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, August 18th, 2017
McCarthy's claim holds some water
"While California’s population has doubled since the 1970s, we haven’t completed a single major (water) storage project in that time."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
One bridge closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians
Wisconsin children are crossing "condemned bridges in the middle of the winter to get to the school bus."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 3rd, 2017
More progress than he notes
In Flint, Mich., "the pipes still haven't been replaced. The water is still poisoned."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, November 21st, 2016
Requires many assumptions
Says her campaign platform includes the "biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since World War II."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Dialing up some problems
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson "opposes faster broadband internet in small towns" and "got nearly $90,000 in campaign contributions from the telecom special interests."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Drop is not quite that steep
"In 1960, we spent more than 3 percent of our GDP on infrastructure projects like the Interstate Highway. Today we spend less than 1 percent of our GDP on these vital investments."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, August 3rd, 2015
What about snow and ice?
"It’s commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers and above … that cause 90 plus percent of the damages on our highways and bridges."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Ranking is for wired broadband. We fare much better on mobile
"The United States still ranks 20th in the world in access to broadband -- over 50 percent below the best nations."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Congress mandated PTC a long time ago
The lack of an automatic braking system that could have prevented the Philadelphia Amtrak crash "wasn't driven by a lack of funding. It just takes a while. They (Congress) just passed it in the recent past."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, May 18th, 2015
More to it than that
Says Scott Walker "gave $6 million in tax breaks to a corporation and told them that they can keep that money even if they lay off half their workforce."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
He usually votes against extra spending
"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
He did cast that vote, but helped secure funding later
Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ... the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Not No. 1 proportionally speaking
Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Cost depends on level of work
Says the Georgia Dome would need up to $350 million in work over the next five to seven years.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 8th, 2013
Lines taken out of context
Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail" and "billions more to bail out banks."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Ignores other considerations
"Shelby County donated – I’m sorry, gave – 44 schools to the city of Memphis."
— Politifact Tennessee on Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Widely circulated, but flawed figure
"For each $1 billion in infrastructure investment, 42,000 jobs are created."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Some pretty big "little toys"
"We don't have bridges being built" in the United States.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011