Meme gets numbers wrong, ignores key context
The percentage of black children born without a father in the home has risen from 7 percent in 1964 to 73 percent today, due to changes from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
A oft-repeated, and wrong, statistic
"Seventy percent of the people living in abject poverty are women."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
For 98 percent of families, he's wrong
"On (the federal minimum wage of) $7.75, you can’t even make half the poverty level."
— Politifact National on Friday, November 15th, 2013
List tracked surges in white residents
"78702 is the second-most gentrified ZIP code in the entire country."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Wrong on multiple levels
"More Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
A misreading of the studies
"Expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 8th, 2013
Catholic charity is big, but not that big
"In the United States, 50 percent of social services are provided by the Catholic church."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
More in poverty, but numbers wrong
"When George Bush became president of the United States, 17 million people were in poverty. When he left, 30 million people were in poverty."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, November 26th, 2012
Poverty is an issue, but several other urban districts are poorer
Lorain "is the poorest urban school district in the state of Ohio."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Scaled and filleted, not gutted
Says Gov. Scott Walker approved a "gutting" of two tax credits that help the poor and elderly.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Veterans pensions, workers' comp were among programs in place then
"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Mum on marriage?
Says an Obama administration policy prohibits people who work with at-risk youth from promoting marriage as a way to avoid poverty.
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Fallacious foreclosure factoid
"Rhode Island is leading our nation in foreclosures."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Plan was dropped months ago
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making voting more difficult by closing Department of Motor Vehicles offices where "low-income voters" live.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Cain's math doesn't add up
The 9-9-9 plan "does not raise taxes on those that are making the least."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
The first one, since the last one
"Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare!"
— Politifact Florida on Friday, September 30th, 2011
Studies show the opposite.
"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, August 26th, 2011
Actually, the poverty rate has fallen, and plummeted for some groups
Since 1965, the United States has spent "untold trillions" yet the poverty rate hasn’t budged.
— Politifact National on Friday, July 29th, 2011
Oh, you mean THOSE panhandlers?
"There was no panhandling when I left office."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, January 21st, 2011