Statements about Pundits

"The number of Americans who receive means-tested government benefits -- welfare -- now outnumbers those who are year-round full-time workers."

"The vast majority of people in this country are keeping their (health insurance) plan."

Emergency rooms account for "2 percent of all health care spending."

"The IRS has been specifically forbidden ...  from ever actually pursuing either civil or criminal remedies" for people who don’t purchase health insurance.

"In 45 out of 50 states, on average men are seeing their premiums double, going up 99 percent. Women up 62 percent."

"Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fund World War I in 1917. That money has not been paid back. And we are still paying interest on it."

"No one beta-tested" healthcare.gov.

Says under President Barack Obama, the debt increased by 23 percent, which was less than under any president going back to Ronald Reagan.

"As a result of Obamacare, we are becoming something of a part-time employment country."

"No doctors who went to an American medical school will be accepting Obamacare."

Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."

Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.

Under economic sanctions, "now Iran is suffering 30 percent inflation, 20 percent unemployment."

"(Obamacare) is a bill which has never once had a majority of Americans favor it."

Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."

"The CDC issued a report commissioned by President Obama just earlier this year, and it found some very inconvenient facts. Armed citizens are less likely harmed by attackers. Effectiveness of gun control laws is mixed. Gun buybacks don't work."

Warren Buffett recently said "Scrap Obamacare and Start All Over."

The United Nations has conducted "172 successful peacekeeping missions and negotiations."

"Before President Obama acted in Libya in 2011, the American people were opposed to military action by 35 to 60. After he took action, they were in support of it 54 to 43."

"America’s gun-related homicide rate … would be about the same as Belgium’s if you left out California, Illinois, D.C. and New Jersey, places with some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S."

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