Cites savings to average working household
Says his proposed payroll tax cut "will mean an extra $1,500 in your pocket compared to if we do nothing."
— PolitiFact Virginia
Deficit was projected at $1.2 trillion, then Obama added to it
"The deficit was on track to top $1 trillion the year I took office."
Yes, but Obama opposed Bush
"President Reagan did it (raised the debt ceiling) 18 times. George W. Bush did it seven times."
Most veterans have lower-than-average unemployment. Not so for post-9/11 vets
"Young veterans have a higher unemployment rate than people who didn’t serve."
Deportations in general up a bit; deportation of criminals up a lot
The Obama administration increased the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of crimes by 70 percent.
True, with credit to Bush
"The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004."
He's got it right
"Foreign aid makes up about 1 percent of our entire budget."
Obama uses GOP talking point, and gets it right
The United States has "one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world."
In fact, profits are on pace to set an all-time record
"Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known ... corporate profits are up."
Some striking similarities
"When Social Security was passed, there were all kinds of lawsuits," just as there have been in the legal battle over the new health care law.
Somewhat better times are here again
"Most of the jobs that we lost were lost before the economic policies we put in place had any effect."
Poll shows people think Wall Street has too much influence.
"There's a big chunk of the country that thinks that I have been too soft on Wall Street."
If you're on the fence about attending college...
"The unemployment rate for folks who've never gone to college is almost double what it is for those who have."
— PolitiFact Texas
We found a few lawmakers who did
Some Republicans who voted against the stimulus "have been all too happy to claim credit for Recovery Act projects and the jobs those projects have produced. They come to the ribbon cuttings."
The key word is "working"
"We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families."
Especially true in last two recessions
"History tells us that job growth always lags behind economic growth."
By the media, too
"FDR was called a socialist and a communist."
Yes, but it would take quite a streak
"Mathematically, the White Sox can still get in the playoffs."
Obama's right: No one is creating death panels
"The claim ... that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens ... is a lie, plain and simple."
Plan will not force immediate changes
If you "already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA, nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
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