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China has a basic Value Added Tax of 17 percent, while the United States has
none. However, the VAT applies to most goods sold in China, regardless
of whether they were made in China or any other country. China’s tariffs are higher than those imposed by the United States,
but the Chinese exporters do face a tax when they sell in this country.
There are more criminal acts in Germany these days because there are
more people, thanks to the influx of 1.1 million refugees in 2015 alone.
But the data suggest that the refugees tend to be better-behaved than the typical German.
To be honest, Trump's comments are so all over the map. In the Debate in November 2015, Trump said wages are "too high" and he wouldn't raise the minimum. On May 8, 2016, edition
of NBC’s Meet the Press, He rambled about leaving it up to the states. On MSNBC
in August 2015, Trump said, "Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country." But when opponents quote him he calls them lairs.
In the past the best estimate has been about 100 eagles killed each year by wind turbines, but today, fewer turbines, new designs and better siting have reduced fatalities. Even those who are most concerned about the welfare of Eagles agree that Trump is exaggerating.
The fact is that he has been began bragging about his veteran donations since January, and was broadcasting it, but after reporters found that most of the money had not been paid to known veteran groups by May, he began trying to blame the press.
After Hillary spoke of his support of giving nuclear arms to Japan, Trump denied it. In a March 26 interview
with the New York Times, he rambled about it. He "didn’t quite say he wants Japan to get nuclear weapons, but he did go
right up to the line. He was leaving the option on the table."
In Fact, crime rates have been falling almost without fail for roughly a quarter-century. This includes violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault; as well as property crimes like burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft. News coverage of crime may have increased.
Susie Meister who has a PhD in Religious Studies and campaigned for George W. Bush tells about a shift in her understanding of Scripture after she examined it for herself. Non-judgmental Jesus, who defended a prostitute and ate
with the poor didn't look anything like the politics of the Right.
A study by Baylor University researcher Aaron Franzen found frequent
Bible reading predicted greater support for issues ranging from the
compatibility of science and religion, important of seeking social and economic justice, to more humane treatment of
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated Seventy five statements by Jeb Bush. Forty-seven percent were found to be true or mostly true. Twenty two percent were half-true. Twenty-eight percent were mostly false or false, and two percent were pants-on-fire. View specific statements
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated 149 statements made by Hillary Clinton. Fifty Three percent were found to be true
or mostly true. Twenty Eight percent were found to be mostly false, or false. and only one
was pants on fire.
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated
fifty two statements by Bernie Sanders. Fifty one percent were found to be true or mostly true. Seventeen percent were half true. Thirty percent were mostly false or false. and no statements ere found to be pants-on-fire.
As of 2/1/16 PolitiFact evaluated
127 statements by Marco Rubio. Of these 37 percent were determined to be true of mostly true. Twenty two percent were half true. Thirty seven percent were mostly false or false, and three percent were Pants-on-Fire.
As of 2/1/16 PolitiFact has evaluated
86 of Donald Trump's statements. Of them only six were rated as true or partly true (14%). Fifty nine statements were considered false or mostly false (68%), and seventeen were rated pants on fire (19%).
He refers to the number of pages that were published in the Federal
Register, a daily journal of the U.S. government that contains agency
rules, proposed rules and public notices, but only about 31 percent of Register pages contain final rules. These rules might help save lives, keep banks from failing, or airplanes from crashing. 1/28/16
On 1/25/2016 a Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of allegations that they
sold organs of aborted fetuses, and instead
indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations on charges of using fake driver's licenses and violating
Texas' law against the purchase and sale of human organs- the very law they tried to bring against against PP.
Cruz misquoted a study
of voting registration of
all felons (not just violent felons) after being released from prison in three states. It does not address their political choice when committing the crime. Less than half registered to vote after release, and most of those were Democrats.
The administration has plans to increase refugees admitted from all countries from 70,000 in 2015 to 100,000 in 2017 but it will be nothing close to the 250,000 figure touted by Trump.
Drug abuse by parents is the second most prevalent reason for a parent losing custody of a child to foster care services.
Population and diet change alone will cause a 69 percent
increase in calorie demand by 2050, researchers say. Globally, income and urbanization has been growing rapidly for the past
five decades, and with that comes increased demand for food and a change