Grabbing credit before it's proven
"Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of (Medicare’s) health care costs."
The facts are accurate; the credit is less clear
Says his administration has made "progress" on border enforcement by "putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years."
They refer patients who need mammograms off-site
"There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms."
Catastrophe is speculative
Says Mitt Romney’s plan makes "catastrophic cuts to education."
Oversimplifies what Romney said
Says Romney said "we should ask Pakistan for permission" to take a shot at Osama bin Laden.
The stats show Obama's partially right
"Veterans’ unemployment is actually now lower than (the) general population. It was higher when I came into office."
UPDATE: Romney said foe, not threat
"A few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia."
Not all Obama's doing
Says his administration put more border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border than at "any time in history, and the flow of undocumented workers across the border is actually lower than it's been in 40 years."
A cherry-picked number -- again
Says his administration has created "5 million jobs … over the last 30 months in the private sector alone."
Adjustments? More like major differences
Says his deficit plan "made some adjustments to (Simpson-Bowles), and we're putting it forward before Congress right now, a $4 trillion plan."
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Proposed increase, but signed cuts into law
"In Romney's first budget (in Massachusetts), he cut $248.7 million from K-12 education."
Using number from a different analysis
Romney’s Medicare plan was estimated to "cost the average senior about $6,000 a year."
Obama says he’s "put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan."
An incomplete claim about an incomplete plan
Says Mitt Romney's plan "calls for a $5 trillion tax cut."
Romney has not always been crystal clear
Says Romney and Ryan "both backed proposals that would outlaw abortions even in cases of rape or incest."
"Guarantees" less clear than Obama lets on
Says he "will protect your guaranteed benefits" in Medicare while "Mitt Romney would take away Medicare as guaranteed benefits."
More protection than that under Romney
Says that under Mitt Romney, 89 million Americans could be denied coverage if they have a pre-existing condition.
Bush law laid groundwork
"After 30 years of inaction, we raised fuel standards so that by the middle of the next decade, cars and trucks will go twice as far on a gallon of gas."
Referring to the pace of the drawdown
Mitt Romney "said it was 'tragic' to end the war in Iraq."
UPDATE: His number includes last year's cuts
Says his budget plan "would cut our deficits by $4 trillion."
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