Fact Check: Obama's Biggest Truths and Burning Lies

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  • Mitt Romney Fully Endorsed Arizona Immigration Law
  • As Governor, Mitt Romney Had “One of the Worst Economic Records in the Country.”
  • Tax Loopholes Encourage Companies to Outsources Jobs
  • Romney Supports Employer's Moral Decisions Regarding Birth Control
  • Mitt Romney Paid Less Taxes Than You
  • BET.com fact-checks President Obama
  • Romney Wants to Add $2 Trillion to Defense Budget
  • Obama Says Romney Wants $5 Trillion Tax Cut
  • Romney and Ryan Backed Laws Outlawing Abortion
  • Tax Rates for the Wealthy Won't Exceed 1993 Levels
  • Romney "Would Turn Medicare Into a Voucher Program."

Claim: Mitt Romney Paid Less Taxes Than You

False: An Obama campaign ad charged that Romney "made $20 million dollars in 2010, but paid only 14 percent in taxes — probably less than you," but fact-checkers say that's not telling the whole story. “If you look at income taxes only, Obama’s statement is not true for most Americans. If you add in payroll taxes, however, it is probably true for lots of people,” Eric Toder, co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, told Factcheck.org. 

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