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

"We’re now spending 42 percent of our economy on government."

Romney "would turn Medicare into a voucher program."

"On Medicare for current retirees, he's cutting $716 billion from the program."

Says President Barack Obama "already passed all these Obamacare taxes. About a dozen of them hit middle-income taxpayers."

The Obama administration’s "green" stimulus program "funneled close to $2 billion dollars to overseas firms," creating thousands of jobs in China.

Chinese tire imports threatened 1,000 American jobs, so President Obama "stood up to China and protected American workers. Mitt Romney attacked Obama's decision."

Says Mitt Romney’s investments created zero jobs.

"Taxes are lower on families than they've been probably in the last 50 years."

Says the government has "gotten the TARP money back plus a profit."

Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.  

"Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of" President George W. Bush’s policies and the recession.

"Barack Hussein Obama will … force doctors to assist homosexuals in buying surrogate babies."

Says Obama is only president in history who has deliberately removed the words "endowed by their Creator" when referring to the Declaration of Independence.

"Barack Hussein Obama will ... force local authorities to allow Occupy protesters to live in parks."

"Barack Hussein Obama will ... force Christian schools to hire non-Christian teachers."

"Barack Hussein Obama will .. force Christian organizations to pay for abortions."

"Barack Hussein Obama will ... force courts to accept Islamic Sharia law in domestic disputes."

"President Obama decided not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York."

Says Obama sent $450 million to China to build a wind farm in Texas.

Says Barack Obama has added $16 trillion to the national debt.

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