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

"This is what President Obama said the jobless rate would be if we passed the stimulus: 5.6 percent."

The federal tax code has "loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping jobs overseas."

"In Romney's first budget (in Massachusetts), he cut $248.7 million from K-12 education."

Under Barack Obama, the U.S. now has the "lowest workforce since (President Jimmy) Carter."

Less than 10 percent of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet members have private-sector experience.

"If Gov. Romney's plan goes into effect … the average senior would have to pay $460 a year more in tax for their Social Security."

"In one year, (President Obama) provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world … into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1."

Says 50 million people would lose their health insurance if Obamacare is repealed.

Says President Obama has "doubled" the deficit.

"Pre-existing conditions are covered under my (health care) plan."

Massachusetts schools "are ranked No. 1 of all 50 states."

Says Romney wants to add $2 trillion to the defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.

"Under Gov. Romney's definition ... Donald Trump is a small business."

Because of Obamacare, "over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up -- it's true -- but they've gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years."

Romney’s Medicare plan was estimated to "cost the average senior about $6,000 a year."

Says Obama promised to cut the deficit in half.

Obama says he’s "put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan."

"Right now, the (Congressional Budget Office) says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as Obamacare goes into effect next year."

Says Mitt Romney's plan "calls for a $5 trillion tax cut."

Says Barack Obama "put in place a board that can tell people ultimately what treatments they're going to receive."

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