All statements involving Rick Perry

Says the 2014-15 Texas budget increases spending by less than the rate of inflation and population growth.

Says New York has ‘bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.’

Says Texas law requires state agencies to give preference to goods produced and grown in Texas.

Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."

Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.

"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."

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.

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