Statements about New Hampshire 2012

Says he followed state law and the precedent of other Massachusetts governors when he erased electronic communications as he left office.

The balanced-budget amendment once came within one vote of passing Congress but was defeated because of the no vote from a top Senate Republican, and Rick Santorum says he "stood up and called for him to resign his chairmanship."

"Community banks … are being destroyed by Dodd-Frank."

"The median income of a middle class family went down $2,100 from 2001 to 2007."

Under energy efficiency legislation sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, "federal bureaucrats could take over the local building code enforcement in your city if so-called ‘green mandates’ are not complied with quickly enough."

The United States sends "$300 billion -- half our trade deficit -- overseas for oil to unstable and unfriendly regimes."

In Libya, "America spent $2 billion total and didn’t lose a single life."

Every month since 9/11, there have been as many suicide attacks against the United States and its allies as there were in all the years leading up to 9/11.

"We cut property taxes by one-third in the state of Texas while I’ve been governor."

Says Barack Obama "never worked in the private sector" before he was elected president.

Says Republicans want to cut education by 25 percent.

Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it "can't build a factory in a non-union state."

When George W. Bush was governor of Texas, "the percentage uninsured went down." Under his successor, Rick Perry, "it's gone up."

The poverty rate for families in which a husband and a wife work is 5 percent, but in families headed by one person … "it's 30 percent today."

"The IRS is already planning on 19,500 new employees to administer" Obama’s health care mandate.

"Every worker pays 15.3 percent payroll tax."

Massachusetts has "less than 1 percent of our kids that are uninsured. You (Gov. Perry) have a million kids uninsured in Texas."

"These 15 political appointees (on the IPAB) will make all the major health care decisions for over 300 million Americans."

"I created a flat tax in the state of Utah. It took that state to the number-one position in terms of job creation."

Says he "came to the Republican Party sooner in age" than Ronald Reagan.

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