All Half-True statements involving Rick Perry

Says neither President Barack Obama nor Mexico President Felipe Calderon "have been on the border to see what's happening to the citizens of Mexico, and for that matter the citizens of Texas."

Says the state share of Texas public education spending increased 82 percent over the past decade, reaching $20 billion in 2009.

Says some in Congress are trying "to create a separate government for those with a drop of Native Hawaiian blood."

"Since the first of the year, 153 businesses at last count had moved out of California to Texas."

"I had five of my citizens that were killed last week" because of border security problems.

"Houston suffered $1.7 billion in operating losses under Mayor Bill White."

Because of violence spreading from Mexico, "you’ve got bullets hitting the city hall in El Paso. You’ve got bombs exploding in El Paso."

Since 2000, "the Texas clean air program achieved a 22 percent reduction in ozone and a 46 percent decrease in NOx emissions."

"Bill White used D.C. connections from his job in the Clinton administration to form a company that did business in the Middle East and defaulted on a $60 million loan."

"The city of Houston now has more debt per capita than California."

“The percent of students who enter high school and eventually earn a diploma or equivalent, or who remain in pursuit of a diploma or equivalent, is 90 percent.”

"We've got a 1,000 National Guard troop request that's been in front of this president for over a year and no response."

“This week liberal Bill White faced an ethics complaint about more than $83,000 he failed to report to the state Ethics Commission.”

Texas is the "fastest growing state" with the "most Fortune 500 companies."

"I vetoed more than $3 billion in spending. Lawmakers and I cut taxes for 40,000 small businesses. Now Texas is No. 1 in job creation. The nation’s five best housing markets are right here in Texas. We balanced five state budgets and we cut state spending."

Says Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison "took 154 private flights all funded by taxpayers" though "commercial flights were readily available at a fraction of the cost."

"We lowered the business tax from 4 percent down to 1 percent."

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