President Obama v. Truth
Setting the Record Straight
President Obama Said ...
For "the average middle-class family, your taxes today are lower than when I took office." He was Right!
"In the first round of repayments" from financial institutions that received TARP
money, "the government has actually turned a profit." He was Right!
"In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than 3 million jobs.
Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005." He was Right!
"When these same Republicans –- including Mr. Boehner –- were in charge, the number of earmarks and pet projects went up, not down." He was Right!
"98 percent of small businesses make less than $250,000" and
would not see a tax increase under Barack Obama's plan." He was Right!
His proposed payroll tax cut "will mean an extra $1,500 in your pocket compared to if we do nothing." He was Right!
If you "already have health insurance through your job, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or the VA,
nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have." He was Right!
"Sen. Obama worked on some of the deepest issues we had and was successful in a bipartisan way." He was Right!
"Teddy Roosevelt first called for (health care) reform nearly a century ago." He was Right!
"President Reagan did it (raised the debt ceiling) 18 times. George W. Bush did it seven times." He was Right!
"We are making the largest investment in education in our nation’s history." He was Right!
"Most of the jobs that we lost were lost before the economic policies we put in place had any effect." He was Right!
"Says that under his tax plan, seniors making less than $50,000 per year won't pay any income taxes." He was Right!
Obama "won health care for 150,000 people." He was Right!
"Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years." He was Right!
"We could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling,
if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups." He was Right!
"Two years after the worst recession most of us have ever known ... corporate profits are up." He was Right!
"The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004." He was Right!
"Obama worked with "Sen. Dick Lugar, a Republican, to help lock down loose nuclear weapons." He was Right!
"The Obama administration increased the deportation of illegal immigrants convicted of crimes by 70 percent." He was Right!
Some Republicans who voted against the stimulus "have been all too happy to claim credit for Recovery
Act projects and the jobs those projects have produced. They come to the ribbon cuttings." He was Right!
If you do not like the truth
there is an alternative.