We counted dozens of times that President Barack Obama said that if people liked their health plans, they could keep them.
PolitiFact has chosen the most significant falsehood of the year: President Barack Obama's repeated statement, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."
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"60 percent of people on food assistance are working."
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"44% of homeless people are employed."
"We’re the Sunshine State, and we’re hardly doing any solar energy production."
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- Florida — Gov. Charlie Crist "sought for and got approved the automatic restoration of felon rights for nonviolent offenders for the first time in Florida history." — Dan Gelber
- Oregon — "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." — Barack Obama
- Texas — "John Cornyn has voted to increase the debt, raise taxes, bail out Wall Street banks and fund Obamacare." — Senate Conservatives Fund
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