Says "we have now more Border Patrol officers … than we’ve had at any time in our history."
"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."
"Last year, American oil production reached its highest level since 2003."
"As many as a quarter of our students aren’t even finishing high school."
"Our tax rates are lower now than they were under Ronald Reagan. They're much lower than they were under Dwight Eisenhower."
The president's budget "would take ... non-defense spending to its lowest level ... as a percentage of the economy since JFK."
"Oil companies showered regulators (at the Minerals Management Service) with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations."
"The Interior Department has only 30 days to review an exploration plan submitted by an oil company. That leaves no time for the appropriate environmental review. The result is, they are continually waived."
"A lot of the ideas in terms of the (health insurance) exchange, just being able to pool and improve the purchasing power of individuals in the insurance market, that originated from the Heritage Foundation."
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