East beats West in 2 out of 3
"The entirety of North America -- Canada, the United States and Mexico -- there's more known reserves in those three countries than in Russia and Saudi Arabia."
— PolitiFact New Hampshire
Working from home
Congress is "on a five-week vacation."
Ban stalled, wouldn't spill onto 7-Elevens anyway
Says New York has ‘bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.’
Omits hoops and hurdles
Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."
Closer to 6 in 10
"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."
Clinics didn't provide abortions
Says he signed legislation leading to 12 Texas abortion clinics being closed.
Figure refers to jobs never created, not jobs lost
A study says Massachusetts has lost 18,000 jobs because residents were required to obtain health insurance under an act signed into law by Mitt Romney.
Book consistent that states should choose
Says the paperback edition of Mitt Romney's book deleted line that Massachusetts' individual mandate "should be the model for the country"
— PolitiFact National
$400 million isn't Rangers alone
"I have sent over $400 million to the border of Mexico in the form of Texas Ranger recon teams."
Words plucked from context
Says President Barack Obama thinks Americans are lazy.
A high estimate of what costs will be in the future
"We spend half a trillion dollars a year in tax preparation."
Says that "we brought CHI Manufacturing, that had business in China, back to" Texas.
Not when you look at all property taxes
"We cut property taxes by one-third in the state of Texas while I’ve been governor."
Nobody got fired
"Romneycare has … killed 18,000 Massachusetts jobs."
Book changed, message not so much
Says that Romney touted the Massachusetts health plan for the nation in his hardcover book but then deleted it for the paperback edition.
He went right up to the line twice on national TV
Says he never said he wanted to move Social Security "back to the states."
Says Mitt Romney wrote that if Social Security was done "in the private sector, it would be called criminal."
ZIP codes everywhere
Says his hometown of Paint Creek, Texas, "doesn’t even have a ZIP code."
Federal law says no
Says President Barack Obama’s overturning of the Mexico City Policy means federal tax dollars can be used "to fund abortion all over the world."
It's for anything lawmakers agree on (including disasters)
Says the state’s rainy day fund is "our insurance policy against a major natural disaster."
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