Latest Fact-checks on Rudy Giuliani Rudy Giuliani stated on December 5, 2007 in a TV ad: "Iranian mullahs took American hostages and they held the American hostages for 444 days. ...The one hour in which they released them was the one hour in which Ronald Reagan was taking the Oath of Office …" Rudy Giuliani stated on December 12, 2007 in a debate in Johnston, Iowa: "We reduced abortion. We increased adoptions by 135 percent." Rudy Giuliani stated on November 26, 2007 in MSNBC's "Morning Joe": "This guy didn't even support Ronald Reagan." Rudy Giuliani stated on November 26, 2007 in MSNBC's "Morning Joe": "He's (Romney) the one who said that he would be to the left of Teddy Kennedy on gay rights." Rudy Giuliani stated on November 26, 2007 in a Washington Post interview.: "The oddest thing is he doesn't want to do for America what he did for Massachusetts. He did mandate health care for Massachusetts, which is HillaryCare, and he doesn't want to do that for America." Rudy Giuliani stated on November 28, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Fla.: Romney failed to take action against "sanctuary cities" in Massachusetts. Rudy Giuliani stated on November 24, 2007 in a newspaper interview.: "Murder went up" when Romney was governor. "Robbery went up. Violent crimes went up." Rudy Giuliani stated on October 9, 2007 in Dearborn, Mich.: "I believe in tax cuts. I believe in being a supply-sider. I cut the income tax I think it was 24 percent. We got 42 percent more revenues." Rudy Giuliani stated on October 5, 2007 in Washington, D.C.: "People were hopeless. Sixty percent of the population, 70 percent of the population wanted to live somewhere else. . . . By the time I left, 70 percent wanted to stay." Rudy Giuliani stated on July 1, 2007 in "Innovators in Action" magazine: "The $2.3-billion budget deficit I inherited when I came into office became a $2.9-billion surplus." Rudy Giuliani stated on November 2, 2007 in a television interview.: "America never made up for the gutting of the intelligence services that Bill Clinton did. I think those are (former CIA director George) Tenet's words ... that Bill Clinton gutted American intelligence." Rudy Giuliani stated on October 9, 2007 in Dearborn, Mich.: ''The leading Democratic candidate once said that the unfettered free market is the most destructive force in modern America.'' Rudy Giuliani stated on September 5, 2007 in a newspaper column: "The Alternative Minimum Tax...was created by Congress in 1969 to affect 155 wealthy Americans. Because it was never indexed for inflation, those original 155 taxpayers has increased to affect about 3.5-million in 2006." Rudy Giuliani stated on October 31, 2007: "I had prostate cancer, five, six years ago. My chance of surviving prostate cancer, and thank God I was cured of it, in the United States, 82%. My chances of surviving prostate cancer in England, only 44% under socialized medicine." Rudy Giuliani stated on May 31, 2007 in New York, N.Y.: "Fifty-six percent decline in overall crime. A 73 percent decline in motor-vehicle theft. A 67 percent decline in robbery. A 66 percent decline in murder. This is way beyond what happened in the nation during this period of time. Rudy Giuliani stated on October 21, 2007 in a Republican debate in Orlando, Fla.: Thompson "voted against $250,000 caps on damages (and) almost anything that would make our legal system fairer." Rudy Giuliani stated on October 21, 2007 in a debate in Orlando, Fla.: "I brought down crime more than anyone in this country -- maybe in the history of this country -- while I was mayor of New York City." - Rudy Giuliani stated on October 9, 2007 in a debate in Dearborn, Mich.: "I cut taxes 23 times when I was mayor of New York City." Rudy Giuliani stated on May 3, 2007: "When I was mayor of New York City, I encouraged adoptions. Adoptions went up 65-70 percent. Abortions went down 16 percent." Rudy Giuliani stated on September 19, 2007 in a comment to reporters in London.: "I'm probably one of the four or five best-known Americans in the world." Rudy Giuliani stated on September 17, 2007 in a comment to reporters in Tampa.: "What they will do is socialized medicine." Rudy Giuliani stated on May 31, 2007 in New York.: "The crime decline in the United States would be fairly small if it wasn't for the crime decline in New York City." Rudy Giuliani stated on July 30, 2007 in a speech in Laconia, New Hampshire.: "Democrats are kind of falling over each other seeing who can raise taxes faster. It looks like they're going to raise taxes anywhere between 20 to 30 percent."