Statements from the Texas: 2012 U.S. House's race

Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."

Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."

Says the top 20 percent of income earners pay nearly 70 percent of all federal taxes.

Says an appointed board created under Obamacare "will have the ability to come between you and your doctor in determining the best treatment options for you!"       

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."

Says U.S. is giving seven Alaskan islands to Russia.

Says the federal government is spending $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.

Says the Constitution "specifically states the Congress shall write legislation for immigration policy," so Barack Obama lacks the authority to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

Says combined inflation and unemployment rates in October 2011 were the highest since Ronald Reagan succeeded Jimmy Carter.

Says Barack Obama is a socialist.

Lloyd Doggett "made millions off companies like Bank of America while they took taxpayer bailout money."

Says the majority of candidates in Texas’ 25th Congressional District live outside the district.

Says he represents or has represented about half the San Antonio-rooted district in which he seeks election.

"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."

Says opponent Beto O’Rourke "wants to legalize drugs."

"For the second quarter in a row, my campaign has raised more money than any other challenger in the nation and brought our fundraising total to over $800,000."

Says U.S. House opponent Michael Williams does not live in and has never voted in the congressional district he’s seeking to represent.

Says a Republican-drawn map of proposed U.S. House districts for Texas "gerrymanders more than nine million Latinos in Texas to make sure that we have no more electoral opportunity than we did in 1991."

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