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."
— PolitiFact Florida
UPDATE: His number includes last year's cuts
Says his budget plan "would cut our deficits by $4 trillion."
Voluntary accounts for younger workers
Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security
UPDATE: Reconsidering the differences
Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan "could raise future retirees’ costs more than $6,000."
Almost all, but Ryan supports one limited exception
Says "Paul Ryan supports banning all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
What Romney specifically approved is unclear
"We do know that Romney personally approved over $70 million in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious 'Son of Boss' tax scandal, one of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history."
Yes with payroll taxes, no without
Says Mitt Romney "paid only 14 percent in taxes — probably less than you."
UPDATED: Romney's vague plans don't pay for themselves
Says Romney would add "trillions" to the deficit while Obama would "cut the deficit by $4 trillion."
Yes, they were his
"Mitt Romney's companies were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries."
Americans aren't so lucky today, even before his law is in force
"If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance."
Figure is correct, but lots of context is missing
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ... (had) more debt per person than any other state in the country."
Right on figures, wrong on finger-pointing
When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average, and fell to 47th in job creation, fourth from the bottom.
— PolitiFact New Hampshire
He declined to ban outsourcing in Mass.
"Romney outsourced call center jobs to India."
A stretch to blame Romney for decades-long manufacturing decline
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average."
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