Pushing the envelope to link debt and energy
We are "borrowing Saudi money for Saudi oil" with the result being "dependency and debt."
McCain overstates good news out of Iraq
"Casualties and deaths are at (their) lowest point since literally the beginning" of the war.
First in health spending, but not far ahead
"We spend a staggering amount of money on health care — over $2-trillion and almost twice as much as any other country per person."
McCain stretches on who gets hit
Barack Obama "wants to nearly double the capital gains tax" increasing taxes on "mutual funds, 401(k)s" for "policemen, firemen, nurses."
One man's fees are another's taxes
"(Romney's) record was that he raised taxes by $730-million."
A white flag has a literal meaning, too.
Hillary Clinton wants to "wave the white flag of surrender and set a date for withdrawal."
More in the $8-billion range
"Congress just passed another huge, pork-filled spending bill. The Democrats allowed less than a day to read all 3,400 pages and stuffed it with nearly 10,000 earmarks costing about $10-billion dollars."
The high cost of paying taxes
"Our tax code is so complicated it extracts $140 billion in extra tax preparation costs every year - one thousand dollars for every American family."
Pork data is past its expiration date
"Earmarked dollars have doubled just since 2000, and more than tripled in the last 10 years."
Going, going ... probably wrong.
"A lot of people don't know that 50,000 Americans now make their living off eBay."
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