Statements we say are False

Mitt Romney "says the Arizona immigration law should be a model for the nation."  

"I've never supported a payroll tax."

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

Says "large majority" of Republicans believe Obama is a Muslim and not U.S.-born.

Says challenger Dominic Chavez is a "Rick Perry Republican" lobbyist.

"Just on Jan. 1 of this year, there were 40,000 new laws put on the books in one day."

Says bus riders subsidize the "expensive, romanticized" Leander-to-Austin train.

David Dewhurst "has never once cut one penny from the state budget."

Says that Mitt Romney, while he was in Arizona, said he believes the state’s SB 1070 immigration law should be the model for national immigration laws.

A Dallas proof-of-insurance ordinance resulted in area tow lots mostly filling with the cars of illegal residents.

"Illegal counterfeiting and piracy costs the U.S. economy $100 billion... every year."

Says she "wiped out" the state Agriculture Department’s inspections of eggs at retail sites like grocery stores.

"Ballistic tests have confirmed that the death of at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent was caused by" weapons that were part of a federal arms trafficking operation.

Says a new national poll shows "the majority of the American people believe we should have a gold standard" for U.S. currency.

Says there were only "about eight or 10" inflammatory sentences in his newsletters.

Our "kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school."

President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."

Says that under his tax plan, "no matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut."

Says he "got lobbied" by a woman with late-stage cancer about vaccinating Texas girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.

Says Rick Perry and the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature "managed to slash the budget of the volunteer fire departments in our state by 75 percent in the last legislative session," reducing their abilities to fight recent wildfires.

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