A little off about very few beneficiaries
Says that illegal immigrants get a $100,000 break on University of Texas tuition over four years.
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His 2010 book isn't explicit, but strongly suggests it
Says that in his book, Rick Perry said that "Social Security is unconstitutional."
Not quite that many
Says that 500,000 federal workers -- one-fourth of the federal workforce -- make more than $100,000 a year.
He was ready for a rainy day
Says he worked with the Democratic legislature to balance spending with revenues so that "at the end of my four-year term, the rainy day fund was established at more than $2 billion."
Technically right, but lacking important context
Says that under President John F. Kennedy, "government took up" 27 percent of the economy, and today it "consumes 37 percent."
By most measurements
By the end of his first term, President Obama will have added as much debt as all the prior 43 presidents combined.
Pay this bill and call me in the morning
"Hospitals, doctors, MRIs, surgeries and so forth are more extensively used and far more expensive in this country than they are in many other countries.''
McCain wants to keep it on life support
"McCain opposes repeal of the death tax."
Huckabee wanted scholarship open to all
Mike Huckabee "supported taxpayer-funded scholarships for illegal aliens."
Mostly guilty of killing the line item veto.
"Mayor Giuliani's lawsuit killed the line-item veto."
Depends on the definition of 'major'
Mitt Romney boasts that he is "proud to be the only major candidate for president to sign the tax pledge. The others have not."
The effort was Olympic.
"Took on the Olympics and turned them around"
McCain has come around to favor ethanol
"(McCain) was opposed to ethanol. Now he's for it."
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