Statements from the National: 2012 U.S. President's race

On his definition of "takers" and "makers"

Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."

Says "I was the first governor in America to endorse Mitt Romney."

"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down (a Marion, Ind. paper) plant."

Says Mitt Romney "was director of a company that stole millions from Medicare."

Says during George W. Bush’s administration "we were losing millions of jobs per month," while under Barack Obama we have "three years of gaining hundreds of thousands of jobs per month."

Says Mitt Romney wants to "get rid of Planned Parenthood."

Says "Romney supported a law that could have made most common forms of birth control illegal."

An Obama campaign tactic for rallying voters is to "offer them cell phones."

Says "Mitt Romney’s plan rolls back regulations" on banks.

"There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for not just contraceptive care; they rely on it for mammograms."

Says Mitt Romney’s plan makes "catastrophic cuts to education."

"We borrow $4 billion every single day, much of it from China."

Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs.

"Women in Barack Obama's White House are earning less than men."

Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.

"Under President Obama: $4,000 tax hike on middle-class families."

"We got back every dime used to rescue the banks."

Says GM used taxpayer dollars to prop up operations in China.

"The sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed."

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