This claim served with accuracy
Says food stamp growth, while high, lagged the rise in unemployment.
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Tough times for many
"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, October 22nd, 2012
The best, the brightest, the unhireable
"When these [undocumented] students graduate from college, they're still illegal aliens. They cannot get a job."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 13th, 2012
But how many three putts?
Says Barack Obama has played over 90 rounds of golf as president.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
Any way you look at it, women fare worse
"The poorest in this country are women."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, March 26th, 2012
Not enough for a family of 2
"If we keep the minimum wage at the current level, then single-parent families earning the minimum wage at a full-time job will live in poverty in New Jersey."
— Politifact New Jersey on Friday, March 9th, 2012
That was the headline of his article
Says King Street Patriots held a fundraiser featuring an author who believes that registering the poor to vote is un-American.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, December 16th, 2011
Reasons why are elusive
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, July 8th, 2011
In one county it's more than 50 percent
"Seventy of Ohio's 88 counties now have more than 25 percent of their residents eligible for emergency food."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, June 24th, 2011
Figures for 2010 broke a record set in 2009
"To give a sense of how families are struggling, a record four out of every 10 school kids in Ohio now qualifies for subsidized lunch."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Rarely heard comparison rings true
"Just 400 Americans -- 400 -- have more wealth than half of all Americans combined."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, March 10th, 2011
The studies agree, with only slight variations
In 2007, "the top 1 percent of all income earners in the United States made 23.5 percent of all income," which is "more than the entire bottom 50 percent."
— Politifact National on Friday, December 10th, 2010
Actually, the $1 billion was from food stamps. Over many years. In Texas.
"(I) helped to invent a system that saved over a billion dollars on welfare."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 29th, 2010
Black and white family net worth disparity true
"If you are African-American in this country today, you are likely to have a net worth of about 10 percent of what white families have."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
Poverty numbers are right
"We've got some 37-million of our fellow citizens who are living in poverty; about 12-million or 13-million are children."
— Politifact National on Thursday, December 13th, 2007
On the money about loans
Poor people go to a "payday lender...and they pay 300, 400, 500 percent interest."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 13th, 2007