Statements about History
Says the "largest tax increase in American history is set to occur on January 1st unless President Obama and Congress can come to an agreement."
President Ronald Reagan sent troops into conflict "only in one circumstance, which was in Grenada … We were in a peacekeeping setting in Lebanon."
The U.S. initially had three federal felonies: treason, piracy, and counterfeiting securities and money.
"Obamacare" represents "the largest tax increase in the history of the world."
Says he could be "the first president in modern history to be outspent."
Says a national Coca-Cola study showed Texans love Texas more than residents of any other state love their state; Wisconsinites ranked second.
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ... (had) more debt per person than any other state in the country."
"As Governor: Romney did not keep public safety funding in line with inflation."
As governor of Massachusetts, "Romney reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent."
Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average."
Massachusetts under Gov. Mitt Romney initially ranked last among states in job growth, but by the end of his governorship, "we were in the middle of the pack."
Under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts ranked "47th in job creation."
"Forty years ago ... about half of congressional districts were genuinely competitive. Today, only about 10 percent of House races on Cook Political Report are listed as ‘toss-ups’ or ‘lean’ to one party."
Says that from 1992 through 2010, every statewide candidate drawing over 43 percent of the vote in a Republican Texas primary won the resulting runoff.
Says Mitt Romney is wrong to claim that spending under Obama has "accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history," because it's actually risen "slower than at any time in nearly 60 years."
When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, "we didn’t just slow the rate of growth of our government, we actually cut it."
On support for Ronald Reagan's policies
"The only time government employment has gone down during a recession has been under me."
"We should be seeing numbers in the 500,000 jobs created per month. (Creating 115,000 jobs, the total from April 2012) is way, way, way off from what should happen in a normal recovery."
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