Mitt Romney's Biggest Truths and Burning Lies

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  • Claim: Obama Failed to Deliver Immigration Bill in First Year
  • Claim: American's Income Has Declined Under Obama
  • Claim: "47 Percent of Americans Pay No Income Tax."
  • Claim: Obama Favors "Green Jobs" Over Education
  • Claim: Obama Bashed McCain for Cost-Saving Medicare Policies
  •  Claim: Romney Claims Obama Raised Taxes on the Middle Class
  • Claim: Obama Has Never Visited Israel as President
  • Claim: GM Used Bailout Money to Outsource Jobs to China
  • Claim: Obama Promised to Cut Deficit in Half
  • Claim: Obama's "Apology Tour"

Claim: "47 Percent of Americans Pay No Income Tax."

TRUE: There is some truth to Romney's "47 percent" comments. In 2009, the Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center reported 47 percent of tax filers paid no income tax. Most Americans are either exempted because they don’t make enough money or are benefitting from enough tax breaks to owe nothing.