Treasurer's 'calculation' ignores half the equation
"Residential property taxes [in Providence] are up nearly 27 percent under Mayor Taveras."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 4th, 2014
A little research could have gone a long way
Jules Bailey "was instrumental in creating the Business Energy Tax Credit that let companies like Wal-Mart profit by $11 million while costing the Oregon general fund $33 million."
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
No evidence it's anywhere near that high
"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, January 20th, 2014
Turns a hypothetical into a reality
Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
No mention that it's a hypothetical scenario
With a bill bringing $100 million in property tax relief, "the typical Wisconsin homeowner will save approximately $680 over four years."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
A stretch so big our backs hurt
A $10 million fire fee proposal in St. Petersburg was "inspired" by Gov. Rick Scott.
— Politifact Florida on Monday, October 14th, 2013
Selling snake oil
Under Obamacare, "The IRS will have access to the American people’s protected health care information."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Not anytime soon
Under Republican-backed state budget, the state education agency estimates expansion of Wisconsin’s school voucher program "could cost nearly $2 billion annually"
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
No refund for you!
Rhode Island "didn't ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to pay federal income taxes. So Rhode Island doesn't even have to pay federal income taxes."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Don't get reeled in by this one
A hidden provision in Obamacare taxes sporting goods as medical devices.
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, June 14th, 2013
Repeating it doesn’t make it true
Says two-thirds of groups targeted for IRS scrutiny were not conservative.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
None of those things
The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets."
— Politifact National on Monday, May 20th, 2013
Wrong number, poor link
The "working tax cut" created "over 40,000 new jobs in just the last four years."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, April 19th, 2013
Except for Virginia, "the other 49 states keep raising their gas tax."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, February 11th, 2013
Wrong and without basis
Says his plan to raise car registration to $56 would still leave Virginia with a fee that’s "equal to or lower than most states."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, February 1st, 2013
Says Chris Christie’s plan "to kick-start our economy" is to propose an "income tax cut that disproportionately benefits the wealthy, and...he's still proposing it."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, January 24th, 2013
The tax is Obamacare. And the rich pay most. Over 10 years
Sheldon Whitehouse voted for a "$525-billion tax increase on the middle class."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Treats a hypothetical study like a crystal ball
"Under President Obama: $4,000 tax hike on middle-class families."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 26th, 2012
Put it in the constitution, he once said
"I never supported" a state income tax for Texas.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, October 5th, 2012
No move to charge a tax this year
Says "One of the state’s largest governments made charging this tax one of their top priorities just this year."
— Politifact Oregon on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012