Deduction skews to the rich, but not so drastically
The home-mortgage deduction is widely thought to be "a middle-class benefit. It's not -- 73 percent of it goes to people making a quarter-million dollars or more a year."
UPDATED: He, and we, should have adjusted for inflation
"The government's twice the size it was 10 years ago. It's 30 percent bigger than it was when (Barack) Obama became president."
Too certain a claim built on slippery data
"Medicare has at least $80 billion worth of fraud a year. That's a full 20 percent of every dollar that's spent on Medicare goes to fraud."
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