All statements involving Rick Perry

Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."

Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."

Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.

Says uncompensated health care costs absorbed by Texas hospitals are adding $1,800 a year to Texas private insurance rates.

Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.

"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."

Says Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."

Says Texas high school "graduation rates are at an all-time high—the third-highest in the nation—which represents a significant turnaround from just a few short years ago."

Says Texas ranks first in executions among the states.

Says Texas ranks last in the percentage of residents with high school diplomas.

Says Texas public school funding grew three times the rate of enrollment from 2002 to 2012.

"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."  

Says fewer than 30 percent of Texas college students graduate in four years and only 58 percent graduate within six years.

Says Barack Obama has added $16 trillion to the national debt.

Says Texas is 1st in business climate, 49th in education.

Says cuts by Gov. Rick Perry's administration left "12,000 teachers without a job."

Barack Obama has "provided guns to Mexican drug cartels."

Says Barack Obama has played nearly 100 rounds of golf as president.

Says you need a photo ID to purchase Sudafed in Texas.

Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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