Four spend at least 2% of GDP
All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."
Experts say he's right, though shutdowns are unpredictable
"Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown."
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On target, for public schools
"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."
He's right (but don't forget the provincial taxes)
"The Canadians — they (dropped) their tax rates to 15 percent. The average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25 percent."
The math works, but there’s more to the story
Based on the August 2012 national jobs numbers, "for every person who got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job."
With a little hedging
Says he and Mitt Romney "always said that we agree with the 2014 deadline" for leaving Afghanistan.
Advantage, big earners
Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.
Number mostly adds up, but political calculations also at work
Says U.S. Senate Democrats "have gone without any budget at all" for more than 1,000 days.
It's not the usual rate cited, but economists say it's reasonable
On taxes, President Barack Obama wants to raise "the top rate to 44.8 percent."
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