A Mitts-fire of a previously accurate claim
"We’re $15 trillion now in debt, with a president that’s racked up as much debt as almost all of the other presidents combined."
Loosen law? Yes. Get rid of it? No.
"Speaker Gingrich has said that we ought to get rid of our child labor laws."
Evidence is flimsy
"We have, right now, Hezbollah, which is working throughout Latin America, in Venezuela, in Mexico, throughout Latin America, which poses a very significant and imminent threat to the United States of America."
They’re not talking Texas
President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid support Rick Perry’s "decision to give in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."
— PolitiFact Texas
"I don't think I've ever hired an illegal in my life."
Decent numbers; context and interpretation lacking
In the early 1960s, all levels of government were "consuming about 27 percent of the U.S. economy," a number that has risen to 37 percent today. With that trendline, "we cease at some point to be a free economy."
Law only requires emergency stabilization
"Federal law requires that hospitals treat people whether or not they can pay. So someone (who) doesn’t have health insurance -- they can go to the hospital and get free care."
Exaggerating and twisting Obama's words
During his first year, President Obama said he "was going to visit Kim Jong-ll and Ahmadinejad and Assad and Chavez – the worst actors in the world."
It might whack you ... in 20 or 30 years
"Gasoline would rise in price by approximately 50 cents a gallon" if the McCain-Lieberman bill became law.
Obama plan not a takeover
Barack Obama "wants the government to take over health care, spend hundreds of billions of dollars of new money for health insurance for everyone."
George Romney and MLK marched, but not together
"I saw my father march with Martin Luther King."
Hired help haunts Romney
"No, I did not (have illegal immigrants working at his mansion)."
Ignores her work in law firm, White House
"She hasn't run a corner store. She hasn't run a state. She hasn't run a city. She has never run anything."
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise