The Gipper said don't mess with our creditworthiness
Says Ronald Reagan "repeatedly talked about how irresponsible it would be to allow the full faith and credit of the United States to be impaired in any kind of way."
Not quite 80 percent, but most
"Eighty percent of the American people support an approach (to federal budget problems) that includes revenues and includes cuts."
Broadly speaking, yes
"As we've seen that federal support for states diminish, you've seen the biggest job losses in the public sector -- teachers, police officers, firefighters losing their jobs."
He did, though some small companies may also face tax hikes
"We have provided at least 16 tax cuts to small businesses."
Yes, but categories not clear cut
"You see a whole bunch of Korean cars here in the United States, and you don't see any American cars in Korea."
By most measures, yes
"If you're a … wealthy CEO or a … hedge fund manager in America right now, your taxes are … lower than they've been since the 1950s."
Obama border patrol claim on target, but forgets one bit of history
Says "we have now more Border Patrol officers … than we’ve had at any time in our history."
— PolitiFact Georgia
Got the votes right, but not all the details
Says Paul Ryan "voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill -- but wasn't paid for."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Perry repeatedly slammed 'Washington' after stimulus funds were key to balancing budget
"Gov. (Rick) Perry helped balance his budget with about $6 billion worth of federal help, which he happily took, and then started blaming the members of Congress who had offered that help."
— PolitiFact Texas
About that, according to a CBO analysis
The Republican budget plan "says that 10 years from now, if you’re a 65-year-old who’s eligible for Medicare, you should have to pay nearly $6,400 more than you would today."
Yes, but the numbers will get worse over the next two years
"Last year, American oil production reached its highest level since 2003."
Only a portion of it can be invested
"Today, American companies have nearly $2 trillion sitting on their balance sheets."
Most people got tax breaks
"I lowered taxes over the last two years."
The fish swim free across regulatory surf
"The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in saltwater."
A dicey statistic, but prefaced with needed caution
"As many as a quarter of our students aren’t even finishing high school."
A plurality, not a majority, in most polls
"There are polls showing right now that the American people for the most part think it's a bad idea to provide tax cuts to the wealthy."
States get money to combat rate hikes
"We have empowered state insurance commissioners to review the rate hikes that are taking place in states. And in some states like North Carolina, they have already used it and rolled back premium increases by 25 percent."
Most of the credit lies elsewhere, but he's basically right
"Our tax rates are lower now than they were under Ronald Reagan. They're much lower than they were under Dwight Eisenhower."
Earmarks sky-rocketed under Republican control
"When these same Republicans –- including Mr. Boehner –- were in charge, the number of earmarks and pet projects went up, not down."
It's poised to decline, but the hard part will be carrying it out
The president's budget "would take ... non-defense spending to its lowest level ... as a percentage of the economy since JFK."
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