Latest Mostly False Fact-checks on Rick Perry Rick Perry stated on June 4, 2015 in his speech declaring his candidacy for president: "I deployed the Texas National Guard" to the Texas-Mexico border. "And the policy worked; apprehensions at the border declined 74 percent." Rick Perry stated on July 2, 2015 in a speech at the National Press Club: "Texas’ high school graduation rate went from 27th in the country in 2002, to second highest in the country in 2013." Rick Perry stated on May 7, 2015 in a visit to Deerfield, NH: "The entirety of North America -- Canada, the United States and Mexico -- there's more known reserves in those three countries than in Russia and Saudi Arabia." Rick Perry stated on August 8, 2014 in speech at Red State Gathering in Fort Worth: Congress is "on a five-week vacation." Rick Perry stated on June 12, 2013 in a radio ad: Says New York has ‘bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.’ Rick Perry stated on May 17, 2013 in a press release: Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree." Rick Perry stated on April 1, 2013 in a press release jointly issued with U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.: "Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients." Rick Perry stated on January 18, 2012 in a South Carolina forum.: Says he signed legislation leading to 12 Texas abortion clinics being closed. Rick Perry stated on December 10, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate: A study says Massachusetts has lost 18,000 jobs because residents were required to obtain health insurance under an act signed into law by Mitt Romney. Rick Perry stated on December 10, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Iowa: Says the paperback edition of Mitt Romney's book deleted line that Massachusetts' individual mandate "should be the model for the country" Rick Perry stated on October 1, 2011 in remarks at a campaign stop October 1, 2011, in New Hampshire: "I have sent over $400 million to the border of Mexico in the form of Texas Ranger recon teams." Rick Perry stated on November 16, 2011 in a television ad: Says President Barack Obama thinks Americans are lazy. Rick Perry stated on October 28, 2011 in a speech in Manchester, N.H.: "We spend half a trillion dollars a year in tax preparation." Rick Perry stated on October 11, 2011 in the Blooomberg/Washington Post Republican presidential debate.: Says that "we brought CHI Manufacturing, that had business in China, back to" Texas. Rick Perry stated on October 1, 2011 in a forum in Hampton, N.H.: "We cut property taxes by one-third in the state of Texas while I’ve been governor." Rick Perry stated on October 10, 2011 in a campaign ad: "Romneycare has … killed 18,000 Massachusetts jobs." Rick Perry stated on September 22, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Orlando: Says that Romney touted the Massachusetts health plan for the nation in his hardcover book but then deleted it for the paperback edition. Rick Perry stated on September 22, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Orlando: Says he never said he wanted to move Social Security "back to the states." Rick Perry stated on September 12, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida.: Says Mitt Romney wrote that if Social Security was done "in the private sector, it would be called criminal." Rick Perry stated on August 14, 2011: Says his hometown of Paint Creek, Texas, "doesn’t even have a ZIP code." Rick Perry stated on June 12, 2011 in a speech in Los Angeles: Says President Barack Obama’s overturning of the Mexico City Policy means federal tax dollars can be used "to fund abortion all over the world." Rick Perry stated on March 14, 2011 in a conference call.: Says the state’s rainy day fund is "our insurance policy against a major natural disaster." Rick Perry stated on December 3, 2010 in an interview: Says federal health care overhaul will cost Texas state government "upwards of $30 billion over the next 10 years." Rick Perry stated on November 2, 2010 in a book.: Says Washington's reach extends to "even telling us what kind of light bulb we can use." Rick Perry stated on July 13, 2010 in an interview with CNBC: "We have more kids take the SAT than any other state in the nation. I mean a high percentage of our kids take the SAT." Rick Perry stated on April 15, 2010 in an interview with The Texas Tribune and Newsweek: Says in 2003 Texas cut "$10 billion out of the entire budget, yet we put $1.8 billion more into public education. We put $800 million more into health and human services." Rick Perry stated on April 15, 2010 in an interview with The Texas Tribune and Newsweek: "Everyone in this country has access to health care." Rick Perry stated on February 8, 2010 in a TV advertisement: "We have billions in surplus." Rick Perry stated on January 29, 2010 in a debate: Says his executive order requiring young girls to be vaccinated against HPV wasn't mandatory. Rick Perry stated on January 14, 2010 in a Republican gubernatorial debate: "We cut property taxes by one-third."