Reagan accepted tax increases but didn't often propose them
Says Ronald Reagan "understood repeatedly that when the deficit started to get out of control, that for him to make a deal he would have to propose both spending cuts and tax increases."
A lot rarer fate than media coverage would suggest
Because of the new health care law, "Americans no longer will see their coverage dropped or capped when illness strikes."
Money was expected to go fast
By the time Obama took office, "The Bush administration had given the car companies $13 billion and the money was now gone."
Widely cited number, but there's a smaller alternative figure, too
Because of the new health care law, "2.5 million young adults now have coverage."
He's talking licenses, not plants built
"We supported the first new nuclear power plant in three decades."
— PolitiFact Florida
UPDATED: Right on private-sector job stats, but who gets credit?
"In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005."
An accurate statistic, though administration was only one factor of many
"Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years."
Yes, if Bush tax cuts are extended
"Fifty percent of Speaker Gingrich’s tax plan goes to the top 1 percent."
Obama was major force for health reform
"Because of Barack Obama 32 million new people will have healthcare."
It's a bit less than $1,000 (and not every household gets a break)
A bipartisan payroll tax cut championed by the White House has meant that "the average family has an extra $1,000 in their pocket" this year.
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."
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