Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Paul Ryan Paul Ryan stated on September 27, 2017 in an interview: The Republican tax reform proposal is focused on tax breaks for the middle class "and not about people who are really high-income earners getting a tax break." Paul Ryan stated on August 21, 2017 in a town hall: Says Aaron Rodgers "is not the highest tax rate payer" in Wisconsin, it's "the single mom getting 24 grand in benefits with two kids who will lose 80 cents on the dollar if she goes and takes a job." Paul Ryan stated on June 27, 2017 in an interview with Fox News: Says the CBO said "it's not that people are getting pushed off a plan; it's that people will choose not to buy something they don't like or want." Paul Ryan stated on January 5, 2017 in a press briefing: "Obamacare has failed." Paul Ryan stated on September 26, 2016 in a tweet: "America’s tax code hasn’t been updated in 30 years." Paul Ryan stated on May 14, 2016 in a tweet: American colleges amount to a "cartel." Paul Ryan stated on April 22, 2016 in a news release: The decision for the United States to buy heavy water from Iran "will directly subsidize Iran’s nuclear program." Paul Ryan stated on September 2, 2014 in a speech: After the 2012 redistricting, Wisconsin has competitive congressional districts. Paul Ryan stated on May 5, 2014 in remarks at a forum: Medicare is "going broke. The trust fund goes bankrupt in 2026." Paul Ryan stated on December 10, 2013 in a press conference: The Murray-Ryan deal "is the first divided-government budget agreement since 1986." Paul Ryan stated on January 27, 2013 in an interview: "We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations." Paul Ryan stated on October 11, 2012 in the vice presidential debate: Says six studies verify that the math adds up for Mitt Romney’s tax plan. Paul Ryan stated on October 11, 2012 in the vice presidential debate: Says the Obama administration "watered down sanctions" against Iran, delayed them and tried to stop Congress "from putting the tough sanctions in place." Paul Ryan stated on October 11, 2012 in the vice presidential debate: Says Joe Biden "went to China and said that he sympathized and wouldn't second-guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations." Paul Ryan stated on October 11, 2012 in the vice-presidential debate: Says the Obama administration spent taxpayer dollars on electric cars in Finland (and) windmills in China. Paul Ryan stated on October 11, 2012 in a vice presidential debate: Says Obama promised unemployment would never go above 8 percent. Paul Ryan stated on September 30, 2012 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday": Says President Barack Obama "already passed all these Obamacare taxes. About a dozen of them hit middle-income taxpayers." Paul Ryan stated on August 29, 2012 in a speech at the Republican National Convention: President Obama "funneled" $716 billion out of Medicare "at the expense of the elderly." Paul Ryan stated on August 18, 2012 in a speech in The Villages, Fla.: Says Obama puts "15 unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in charge of Medicare, who are required to cut Medicare ... that will lead to denied care for current seniors." Paul Ryan stated on June 9, 2012 in a speech to the Republican Party of Texas convention in Fort Worth.: Says a national Coca-Cola study showed Texans love Texas more than residents of any other state love their state; Wisconsinites ranked second. Paul Ryan stated on January 25, 2011 in the GOP response to the State of the Union: The health care law "is accelerating our country toward bankruptcy." Paul Ryan stated on November 2, 2010 in an election-night interview : "Discretionary spending went up 84 percent in the last two years" Paul Ryan stated on March 31, 2010 in a speech to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs: In 2004, "20 percent of U.S. households were getting about 75 percent of their income from the federal government. ... Another 20 percent were receiving almost 40 percent."