On the record, it doesn't hold up
Says Ronald Reagan "got the Saudis to flood the market with cheap oil."
Actually, a lot of allies balked
On Syria, "a lot of the allies signed on. At the last minute, Obama backed off."
At most, an indirect motivation
"Social Security was advocated … in the 1930s as a way of getting people to quit working, because they thought we were confined to a permanent scarcity of jobs in this country."
Confuses jobs with workers
"The CBO now says the president's health care law will cut the number of full-time jobs in the United States by 2.3 million by 2021."
Dark hints ain't fair and balanced
Says he didn't tell viewers that the Obama campaign hid news about the motives behind the attack in Benghazi because Obama was running for re-election.
Most users not prone to violence
People on pot "shoot each other ... stab each other ... strangle each other, drive under the influence, kill families."
A tangled network, but no clear affiliation
The Foundation for Government Accountability, which supported a Florida law requiring drug testing of welfare recipients, is a "Koch brothers affiliated group."
A real prince, a questionable comment
The No. 2 owner of Fox News is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who said, "A strong American Government is not good for us."
Administration said 7 million was 'success'
The Obama administration offered "no magic number" of people that needed to sign up for health care on the marketplaces.
High-profile changes but limited reach
"Most of the (Affordable Care Act) has already in some sense been waived or otherwise suspended."
The "loophole" is real; Obama's role is minimal
"By using a little-known loophole ... Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan."
Republicans run 3 of the top 20
"Every major city which has a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city."
Baby is not on board with this claim
"The most popular name is no longer John or Steven. It's Jose, Camilo and Maria."
Popular, but not high-priority
The "priorities" of more than three-quarters of Americans are to increase the minimum wage, create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, and require background checks for gun buyers.
Congress pushed up the first checks
"Social Security took seven years before anybody got the first check."
Hard to pin a number on regulations
"When you add a dollar value to mandates," government took almost 50 percent "of the American people’s money."
Rush takes it too far
"If your plan is the result of collective bargaining, no subsequent changes by anybody -- insurance companies, Obamacare -- can force your grandfathered policy to change."
Changes prompted by law
"The insurance companies are making that choice (to cancel or change policies), not the president."
How many Liberty Bonds are still at liberty?
"Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fund World War I in 1917. That money has not been paid back. And we are still paying interest on it."
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