Latest Fact-checks on Leonard Lance Leonard Lance stated on September 10, 2018 in a campaign statement : Says Democratic congressional candidate Tom Malinowski "supports a full repeal of the 2017 tax law, which includes vital tax incentives" for New Jersey communities. Leonard Lance stated on April 15, 2013 in a press release: "The Internal Revenue code has ballooned to a 5,600-page, 4 million-word complicated mess that is seven times as long as the Bible with none of the good news." Leonard Lance stated on April 15, 2013 in a news release about tax reform: "The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate in the world." Leonard Lance stated on October 11, 2012 in a debate: Says Barack Obama "said when he was running for office four years ago that he would halve the annual deficit by the end of his first term. That simply has not happened." Leonard Lance stated on September 5, 2012 in an interview on NJToday: "The Senate has not passed a budget in more than three years, not a good budget, not a bad budget, no budget." Leonard Lance stated on November 16, 2011 in a speech on the House floor: "When the national debt reaches $15 trillion, it means that U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 99.7 percent of our debt and this is $47,900 for every living American." Leonard Lance stated on July 17, 2011 in a column: "Recently we have seen our government debt grow by $3.4 trillion during the first 29 months of the Obama administration -- the equivalent of about $4 billion per day."