Jobbed on jobs?
The U.S. unemployment rate has "been massaged, it’s been doctored."
Nowhere near a record
The United States is at "historic record highs" of individuals being apprehended on the border from countries with terrorist ties such as "Pakistan or Afghanistan or Syria."
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Multiple flaws make a fire
More than 3,000 homicides were committed by "illegal aliens" over the past six years.
Few from"terrorist" countries or havens
Says of flood of non-Mexicans being apprehended at the border: "These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations."
"Abortion is the second-most conducted surgical procedure in this country."
Check 'in' box
Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.
Says President Barack Obama "is a socialist."
Perry was there
Says Texas did not bail out a loan program he oversaw as state agriculture commissioner.
More U.S. agents than ever patrol the border
"The federal government has not engaged in (border security) at all."
A ridiculous claim no matter who says it
"The first round of stimulus ... it created zero jobs."
Not $2 billion and not from Obama
Says President Barack Obama delivered $2 billion to Brazil to help with offshore drilling projects.
It was False once. Repeating claim sets meter aflame
Says the state's Medicaid waiver proposal "has languished in a file cabinet at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for more than two years."
It's not even a good comeback
Says Bill White is refusing to debate.
Except for that one two weeks ago
"We don't get a lot of calls from this White House… I have, frankly, never had a call from them."
Avoid carbon tax for now, White actually wrote
"My opponent in November of 2008 sent a missive to the White House, to President Obama-elect, and said, 'Here's how you need to sell cap-and-trade to the American people.' "
Reduction by at least 300,000 is not "about the same"
"The number of uninsured people in Massachusetts is about the same as it was when the mandates were passed in 2006."
Claim omits El Paso, Laredo, Brownsville and other burgs where most people live
My "border security efforts have led to a 60 percent decrease in border crime."
Democrats cast the crucial votes
"Sen. Hutchison abandoned Republicans and stood with Democrats to ensure health care legislation would pass quickly."
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