All statements involving Paul Ryan
On responding to chemical weapon use in Syria
"Unemployment has been on the rise throughout Wisconsin" as Paul Ryan stepped up his advocacy of "immigration increases."
"Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown."
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
"Our debt is already bigger than our economy."
The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."
"Over $1 trillion" was spent on anti-poverty programs in 2011, enough to "give every single poor American a check for $22,000."
"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."
Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."
Paul Ryan "cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for."
Says six studies verify that the math adds up for Mitt Romney’s tax plan.
Says the Obama administration "watered down sanctions" against Iran, delayed them and tried to stop Congress "from putting the tough sanctions in place."
Says Joe Biden "went to China and said that he sympathized and wouldn't second-guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations."
"There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.
"The Canadians — they (dropped) their tax rates to 15 percent. The average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25 percent."
The Obama administration "called Bashar Assad a reformer when he was turning his Russian-provided guns on his own people."
Says Obama was in New York City the same day as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but went on a TV show instead of meeting with him.
Says the Obama administration spent taxpayer dollars on electric cars in Finland (and) windmills in China.
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