"The reason we even have colleges is that at some point there were politicians who said, ‘You know what? We should start colleges.’ "
"The No. 1 cause of childhood deaths is preventable accidents."
25 percent is error, not fraud, rate
"When you look at the earned income tax credit, it has about a 25 percent fraud rate. We're looking at $20 billion to $30 billion."
Most firms won't feel the pinch
The Affordable Care Act "basically puts a penalty or a tax on employers for every new job they create."
Evidence is lacking
The Super Bowl has "one of the highest levels of human sex trafficking activity of any event in the country."
Makes it sound better than it is
"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
A minister wrote this 50 years after Lincoln died
"You cannot build a little guy up by tearing a big guy down -- Abraham Lincoln said it."
No smoking gun for numbers that high
"Obamacare has caused millions of full-time jobs to become part-time."
Counting payments to Bush loans
"The auto companies have now repaid taxpayers every dime and more of what my administration invested in."
U.S. is tops in generation, but not capacity
"America is No. 1 in wind power."
Recovery is finally picking up steam
The economy is "creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999."
Yes, using the most common measure
"Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis."
Data backs it up
"America is No. 1 one in oil and gas."
How do we measure putting people back to work?
"Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined."
We're closer to New Guinea than New Zealand
The United States is "the only advanced country on Earth" that doesn’t guarantee "paid maternity leave to our workers."
When asked as a thumbs-up, thumbs-down question
"A strong majority of Americans support" the Keystone XL pipeline.
Depends on the starting point
We've seen "our deficits cut by two-thirds."
The numbers add up in a still-troubled market
"Today, home sales are up nearly 50 percent from where they were in the worst of the crisis."
He left out biofuels
"We’ve doubled the production of clean energy."
U.S. car sector is revving its engines
Over the past five years, the American automobile industry has "created about 500,000 new jobs."
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