Statements about New Hampshire 2012

"Our government right now. . . (is) spending 40 percent more than what we take in."

In the early 1960s, all levels of government were "consuming about 27 percent of the U.S. economy," a number that has risen to 37 percent today. With that trendline, "we cease at some point to be a free economy."

"Today, you have six financial institutions, the largest six, that have assets that are the equivalent of 60 percent of the GDP of the United States of America."

"The typical white male worker in this country is making in real terms what he was making in 1973" and "the average worker is making what they were making in 1996."

"It costs more money to put a person on death row than it does to lock them up for the rest of their lives because of attorney fees."

Says the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million inmates, and the majority of Americans are imprisoned because they sold small amounts of drugs.

Says he did not support the October 2008 legislation to rescue Wall Street firms.

"Two-thirds of Granite Staters oppose the Tea Party" and its agenda on labor unions.

Since Rick Perry became governor, "Texas has gone from 46th in the country to 50th in the population that graduates from high school."

Says Jon Huntsman supports changes in Medicare that would deny guaranteed benefits to 980,000 New Hampshire residents.

Says that 500,000 federal workers -- one-fourth of the federal workforce -- make more than $100,000 a year.

Says that when President Obama visited El Paso, he "pronounced that the border with Mexico and the United States was safer than it ever was in history."

Says President Barack Obama delivered $2 billion to Brazil to help with offshore drilling projects.

Says Texas gained 21,000 doctors due to tort reform.

China is or soon will be "the largest English-speaking nation" in the world.

There are 500 million Internet users "and 80 million bloggers who are driving discussions in China. … So you’ve got a lot of people voicing frustration and discontent."

Says he worked with the Democratic legislature to balance spending with revenues so that "at the end of my four-year term, the rainy day fund was established at more than $2 billion."

"In the '80s, Democrats promised spending cuts, but delivered only tax hikes."

The United States has "the longest surviving constitution."

Says Obama has never submitted a budget, and Congress has worked for two years without passing one.

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