Far from the top
In just six years, Georgia has dropped from first in the nation from a business-friendly legal climate to 24th.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Zombie guns for everyone!
Proposed gun control legislation "will outlaw practically every firearm, make you pay $100 per firearm, put you into a police database" and make it "nearly impossible" to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 5th, 2013
Not this year, not every American and not forever
Obamacare includes "a $63 charge every American will begin paying (in 2013) as a way to cover some of the increased costs associated with providing health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, January 10th, 2013
30 years ago is "recent"?
"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, December 14th, 2012
Driving an out-of-date figure
"Every time the weight of that vehicle is reduced by a hundred pounds, your chances of dying are going to go up by about 5 percent. Peel three hundred pounds off – you’re 15 percent more likely to die in that car."
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Decent numbers; context and interpretation lacking
In the early 1960s, all levels of government were "consuming about 27 percent of the U.S. economy," a number that has risen to 37 percent today. With that trendline, "we cease at some point to be a free economy."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Natural decline more of a factor than moratorium
We are looking at "150,000 barrels (of oil) per day less next year, and 200,000 barrels per day less being able to be developed from the gulf the year after" because of the moratorium on new drilling enacted by the Obama administration.
— Politifact National on Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Up-front, more expensive; but evergy savings make them cheaper in long term
"The new light bulbs will cost roughly six times the cost of the light bulbs we now use."
— Politifact National on Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Claim is mostly hot air
A cap-and-trade bill would "destroy over 50,000 jobs in Virginia."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
A low-voltage notion
The federal government "now tells us which light bulbs to buy."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
What about jobs saved by the new regulations?
The financial regulatory bill "will kill jobs."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 21st, 2011
Not outlawed, just heavily regulated
Cities like Seattle have decided to ban food carts.
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, December 9th, 2010
You can find bulbs that price, but CFLs come much cheaper
Says you can buy four light bulbs for $1.99 at Walmart, while a single compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) costs "$10 a pop."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, November 21st, 2010
Use a candle or the (efficient) bulb of your choice
Says Washington's reach extends to "even telling us what kind of light bulb we can use."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, November 8th, 2010
It recommends making life easier for BP
A letter from BP to the Minerals Management Service "actually recommends improvements and specific recommendations around safety regulations should they choose to change them."
— Politifact National on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
A Democratic talking point that's not quite true
The financial services bill will end "too-big-to-fail."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 26th, 2010
'End' is too strong a word
The financial services regulatory bill "will end taxpayer bailouts."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Ringing an alarm, not averting a crisis
"I said two years ago that the Fannie and Freddie thing was a very serious problem and we had to work on it."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008