Statements about Children
On adoption by gay couples
Girl Scouts USA’s curriculum "promotes Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, Betty Friedan, founder of NARAL Prochoice, and other pro-abortion women as icons for our children to emulate."
Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.
Cuba has "a lower child mortality rate than ours. Their life expectancy is now greater than ours."
"Unemployment insurance kept more than 620,000 children out of poverty in 2012."
Marriage "decreases the probability of child poverty by 82 percent."
"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."
"By the time she turns 3 years old, a child born into a low-income home hears 30 million fewer words than a child from a well-off family."
Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."
Ann Kuster turned "a blind eye to those in need of funding" by voting "against funding for our nation’s veterans, low-income women and children, the FDA and the National Institutes of Health."
"Six years after unionization, 20,000 fewer children in Illinois were being served by the Child Care and Development Fund program."
The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.
In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.
"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."
"The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade."
"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."
"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."
"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."
Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."
"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: