Right statistic, wrong explanation
"We have the fewest people employed in this country since 1979."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 12th, 2013
Minnesota started down the road, but stopped
"Minnesota has passed and Indiana has passed" right to work laws making union membership and dues optional
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, June 11th, 2012
County did come up short, but could have done more, too
"While Act 10 allowed (Milwaukee County) to save some money, it was millions short of what we needed to fill the hole left by the $28 million cut in state aid."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, May 28th, 2012
Generally correct, off on details
Says Democratic recall opponent Mahlon Mitchell sent a letter "encouraging folks to boycott more than 100 companies."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Santorum voted against it in '96, now supports it
Says Rick Santorum "opposes right-to-work"
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 1st, 2012
He was against FedEx provision before he was for it
Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx."
— Politifact Tennessee on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Month-to-month revisions can be significant
Wisconsin’s monthly job reports have a "margin of error" of 75 percent and were "way off" in eight of first 10 months of 2011.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
True for R.I., not for U.S.
"This is the first time in our state, and one of the first times in the country, where benefit reductions . . . has happened to people who are retired."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Praise is in the ear of the beholder
Says he never called teachers "thugs" and has said nothing but "great things" about them during the fight over his curbs on unions
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Government doesn't pay all the benefit costs now, either
"We just can’t afford to pay 100 percent of government employee benefits."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Shifting pension, health premiums apt to cut take home pay
"In this bill that I’ve just signed, we don’t cut anybody’s salary. We don’t take away their pension. And we don’t destroy their health care."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Manufacturing's share fell a whole lot faster than government's grew
The ratio of people working for the government and working in manufacturing today is "an almost exact reversal of the situation in 1960."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Evidence cited is a mixed bag, though even Prosser acknowledges similarities
Says David Prosser = Scott Walker.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, March 31st, 2011
The rhetoric overstates the reality, but on some points not by much
On the night of the Wisconsin state Senate vote on the budget package, "a mob showed up and busted down the door and took over the Capitol."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 11th, 2011
Check your source
"Last year it was discovered that Rhode Island's public employees ranked 4th in average pay, while the private sector ranked 23rd."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, March 7th, 2011
In spots, the ad is on the money, in others it over-reaches
For thousands of public employees, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill would "take away any say they have in the workplace, and eliminate their union."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, February 17th, 2011