Statements about New Hampshire 2012
Says that when he was governor of Utah, he worked with the state Legislature to create a flat tax that "cut income taxes by 30 percent."
In Europe, "church attendance rates (are) in the single digits" because churches are supported by taxes.
"When the Republicans were in charge, they actually expanded government health care with the prescription drug program."
"Federal law requires that hospitals treat people whether or not they can pay. So someone (who) doesn’t have health insurance -- they can go to the hospital and get free care."
Says the new Dodd-Frank financial law requires a 20 percent down payment to buy a house.
"Since 2000, nearly 12 million Americans have slipped out of the middle class and into poverty."
During his first year, President Obama said he "was going to visit Kim Jong-ll and Ahmadinejad and Assad and Chavez – the worst actors in the world."
"New Mexico is the second Hollywood" because of tax incentives for the film industry.
For people in the top 1 percent for income, "your effective tax burden is in the low 20s, the lowest it’s been in decades and decades and decades -- lower than somebody who might make substantially less money."
"Mitt Romney is the first Massachusetts politician to run for president and not win the New Hampshire primary in a generation."
By the end of his first term, President Obama will have added as much debt as all the prior 43 presidents combined.
Says that in 2009, Jon Huntsman "said that the Recovery Act wasn't large enough and as governor he asked for $14.4 billion in federal stimulus funds. Now he's saying that he never supported it."
Says President Obama "has fired more cruise missiles than all other Peace Prize winners combined."
"Under Barack Obama the last two years, the number of federal limousines for bureaucrats has increased 73 percent."
"If you threw a barbecue yesterday for the Memorial weekend, it was 29 percent more expensive than last year because Barack Obama's policies have led to groceries going up 29 percent."
In the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, none of the candidates mentioned the "middle class" or "education."
Says President Barack Obama promised he would cut the deficit in half, but instead will at least double it.
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