All Half-True statements involving Barack Obama
"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."
"By the end of this decade, the interest we owe on our debt could rise to nearly $1 trillion."
"Regime change (in Iraq) took eight years"
"Oil production from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico reached an all-time high" in 2010.
"For the first time in more than a decade, imports accounted for less than half of (the oil) we consumed."
The White House budget plan will bring domestic discretionary spending to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president.
"We are living with a legacy of deficit-spending that began almost a decade ago."
"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."
"The Republican leader of the Senate said his main goal after this election is simply to win the next one."
"Before we even passed health care, 4 millions kids got health insurance that didn't have it before, through the Children's Health Insurance Program."
Stabilizing the recent financial crisis "will cost less than 1 percent of GDP," which is less than the 2.5 percent to fix the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s.
The health care bill "cuts the deficit by over $1 trillion dollars."
"Groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections."
The Republican election platform "was actually written with the help of a former lobbyist for AIG and a former lobbyist for Exxon-Mobil."
"We now have our kids go to school about a month less than most other advanced countries."
John Boehner wants to reopen a tax loophole "that actually rewarded corporations for shipping jobs and profits overseas."
"I've issued a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling."
"Americans who get their insurance through the workplace, cost savings could be as much as $3,000 less per employee than if we do nothing."
"The costs for families (in the individual market) for the same type of coverage that they're currently receiving would go down 14 percent to 20 percent."
"So far, the Recovery Act is responsible for the jobs of about 2 million Americans who would otherwise be unemployed. ... [And] the Recovery Act is on track to save or create another 1.5 million jobs in 2010."
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