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."
Romney had more to say
Says Mitt Romney's comments indicated he would not have pursued Osama bin Laden.
Using a consistent method, it's half that
Under Republican economic policies, "the typical American family saw their incomes fall by about 6 percent."
Depends on when you start clock
"We've brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration."
That's one way to put it
Under the House Republican budget, "if these cuts were to be spread out evenly … the year after next, nearly 10 million college students would see their financial aid cut by an average of more than $1,000 each."
Most 'loans' repaid, but taxpayers still await nearly $40 billion
"(GM and Chrysler) repaid their loans."
Strong talking point meets messy reality
The U.S. has a "record number of oil rigs operating right now – more working oil and gas rigs than the rest of the world combined."
— PolitiFact Florida
Decline in dependence due to several factors
"For the first time in 13 years, our dependence on foreign oil is below 50 percent."
— PolitiFact Ohio
Top spot partly GM's luck — and it's contested
"(After the auto bailout) General Motors is back on top as the world’s No. 1 automaker."
He kept one promise. Others have lagged
Says PolitiFact has said he "kept a campaign promise to toughen ethics rules."
Some fuel for thought
President Barack Obama "put in place historic fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks to lower costs at the pump and reduce dependence on foreign oil."
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."
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