All statements involving Tim Pawlenty
"The weight of the evidence (on global warming) is that most of it, maybe all of it, is because of natural causes ... it’s fair to say the science is in dispute."
"Obamacare was patterned after (Mitt Romney's) plan in Massachusetts."
Michele Bachmann's legislative record is "offering failed amendments."
Says Tim Pawlenty said in 2006, "The era of small government is over... the government has to be more proactive and more aggressive."
Says scientists are "in dispute" over whether being gay is a choice.
"There's no scientific conclusion that (being gay) is genetic."
Says President Barack Obama promised he would cut the deficit in half, but instead will at least double it.
"There was a recent report out that the premiums for Medicare and the payroll withholdings are only paying about half the program. So it is not financially solvent."
Medicare "only has about 50 percent of it paid for by either premiums or payroll taxes, and the rest is deficit spending ... or debt spending."
"For decades before I was elected, governors tried and failed to get Minnesota out of the top 10 highest-taxed states in the country. I actually did it."
On the night of the Iowa caucuses, Obama "promised the nation that he would do health care reform focused on cost containment, he opposed an individual mandate, and he said he was going to do it with Republicans."
President Obama has "stopped using the phrase 'war on terror.' "
"In 2009, we cut state spending in real terms for the first time in 150 years."
"Every child born today inherits a $30,000 share in a national debt that stands at more than $13 trillion."
"From 1960, the year I was born, until the time I became Governor in 2003, the average two-year increase in Minnesota state spending was 21 percent. … we brought that down dramatically, to about 1.7 percent per year."
"Ultimately, after an exhaustive investigation," the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a Minneapolis bridge collapsed in 2007 "because of an original design flaw dating back to the 1960s."
"Since January 2008 the private sector has lost nearly 8 million jobs while local, state and federal governments added 590,000."
"Tim Pawlenty has cut education funding in Minnesota. Classrooms are overcrowded. Districts have gone to four-day school weeks."
"I don't think the argument can be credibly made that the United States of America is undertaxed compared to our competitors."
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