He did sign a bill, but it was fairly limited
Says he lived up to a 2008 promise when he "closed corporate tax loopholes that were sending profits overseas."
A lot depends on definition of "lobbyist"
"We don't take a dime from D.C. lobbyists or special-interest PACs -- never have and never will."
Not all Obama's doing
"Because of Barack Obama the mission in Iraq ended."
Yes, though prices had already been on long-term upward curve
The Arab Spring … "drove up gas prices."
Growing scientific sentiment that there's a link
Says Texas wildfires are linked to climate change.
It can happen, but it's not clear how frequently
"A construction worker who’s making $50 or $60 grand a year shouldn’t be paying higher tax rates than the guy who’s making $50 million a year. And that’s how it’s working right now."
Winning the battles but losing the war?
The United States "won every major battle" of the Vietnam War. "Every single one."
He'd be right if he'd phrased it differently
The debt ceiling deal will result in "the lowest level of annual domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower was president."
Into uncharted territory
Social Security and other federal checks may not go out on Aug. 3 if the debt ceiling is not increased.
Yes, but was it a cause and effect?
Says that when President Bill Clinton raised the top tax rates to levels now proposed by Obama, the country experienced significant job growth.
Bin Laden declared holy war against its then-president
"Bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan."
Depends on parameters/years picked
"In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90 percent of all working Americans actually declined. The top 1 percent saw their income rise by an average of more than a quarter of a million dollars each."
Lots of debt, but most estimates fall well short of $1 trillion
"By the end of this decade, the interest we owe on our debt could rise to nearly $1 trillion."
It depends on your definition of "regime change"
"Regime change (in Iraq) took eight years"
True, but he ignores a decline that's already begun
"Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high" in 2010.
Do you factor in oil exports or not?
"For the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of (the oil) we consumed."
Domestic spending on path to Ike-like lows, but not next year
The White House budget plan will bring domestic discretionary spending to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president.
A much longer legacy than that.
"We are living with a legacy of deficit-spending that began almost a decade ago."
Lots of projects under budget, but most?
"One of the interesting things about the Recovery Act was most of the projects came in under budget, faster than expected, because there's just not a lot of work there."
McConnell also said he'd meet the president halfway
"The Republican leader of the Senate said his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one."
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