SOTU: Fact-Checking President Obama *UPDATED

Excerpts from the President’s speech (FULL REMARKS HERE, *RUBIO RESPONSE HERE):

“It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.

 

It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.

 

It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few; that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation of ours.”

 

 

“A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs – that must be the North Star that guides our efforts. Every day, we should ask ourselves three questions as a nation: How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do those jobs? And how do we make sure that hard work leads to a decent living?”

 

 

“Tonight, I’ll lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago. Let me repeat – nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.”

I’ll be fact-checking in this space tonight. Stay tuned.

ARCHIVED BELOW – apparently we exceeded the limit. Other individuals’ Tweets were my reTweets.

SOTU Fact Check
Tuesday February 12, 2013
7:58
Dana Loesch:

Waiting for the start of the SOTU address …

7:59
FLOTUS arrives to be seated. #SOTU
8:03
Alan Aleman, who is fighting efforts to encourage legal immigration, is sitting in FLOTUS’ box tonight. bit.ly/VbIc3z#SOTU
8:05
Green ribbons for those affected by criminals who used guns to commit crimes. #SOTU
8:07
I saw someone ask what color ribbons for those affected by drone violence. #SOTU
8:10
Biden is wearing a green ribbon, Boehner is not. #SOTU
8:13
What color ribbon are they wearing for Chris Kyle? #SOTU
8:17
8:18
About those jobs numbers: herit.ag/QebVru #SOTU
8:19
Oil production has increased in spite of Obama, not because of him: bit.ly/12dBw9m #SOTU
8:19
Middle class shrinks to an all-time low on Obama’s watch:bit.ly/12dBIpi #SOTU
8:20
More fact-checking on Obama’s job claims numbers:yhoo.it/NSEZ1M #SOTU
8:21
About compromise … who wouldn’t on the fiscal cliff?bit.ly/12dC4fu #SOTU
8:22
Obama and deficit spending: bit.ly/12dCbaS #SOTU
8:23
Except Obama already cut $716b from Medicare:bit.ly/12dCouQ #SOTU
8:24
Top 10% of earners paid over 70% of their “fair share.”bit.ly/OEAok1 #SOTU
8:25
But Obama conceded that Obamacare did nothing to curb costs: bit.ly/Vi7sr6 #SOTU
8:26
Obama’s broken promises: n.pr/12dCRgl #SOTU
8:28
Speaking of spending and paying on time, on Obama’s watch, US credit rating threatened with downgrade: bit.ly/13B68zv#SOTU
8:29
No mention of an overdue, by several years, budget from the Democrat senate. #SOTU
8:29
Proposed tax reform is code for “increased taxes.” #SOTU
8:30
Here’s what you’ve been getting for your endlessly growing public school tax dollars: #sotu pic.twitter.com/1LRcKVPc
8:32
And Chrylser sent jobs overseas … bit.ly/VbQkTH #SOTU
8:33
And the admin is trying to move us to an energy based on materials monopolized by China’s market #SOTU
8:33
Obama calls for America to act as venture capitalist. #SOTU
8:34
Oil production is increasing ONLY on privately leased lands. Fallen on gov’t run land. #SOTU
8:35
Obama now turning into Al Gore. #SOTU
8:37
Obama proposes to essentially outsource solar energy to rare earth metal to China, who dominates market bit.ly/12dEHhh#SOTU
8:38
Can we start saving energy by reducing all the flying done for the President’s many, many vacations? #SOTU
8:39
Obama talking about taking over state admin of infrastructure, centralizing in DC. Between the lines. #SOTU
8:39
How many times can the New Deal be proposed? #SOTU
8:41
Because reducing financial standards for loan criteria worked really well before. #SOTU
8:43
Obama’s Common Core removes algebra from 8th grade classrooms: bit.ly/14HO0EM #SOTU
8:43
Obama spending on education rivals Bush’s: bit.ly/X6y7Cx#SOTU
8:44
Head Start has already failed: bit.ly/KDhCxt #SOTU
8:44
Obama, Dems tried to end DC scholarships for low income students, despite benefits to grades, budget: bit.ly/WFQilO#SOTU
8:45
Race To The Top isn’t delivering: bit.ly/wGGGxb #SOTU
8:45
Obama’s Race to the Top Will Not Improve Education:huff.to/gC3yQj #SOTU
8:46
Under Obama, college grads can’t find jobs: cbsn.ws/IUIkuw#SOTU
8:48
#Obama‘s #immigration plan covers 1/2 of reform, ignores future lower skilled immigration & guest workers bit.ly/Wk0bUO #sotu
8:50
Democrats hide behind women in VAWA to pass other items:bit.ly/X6ySvf #SOTU
8:50
The myth of the female wage gap: bit.ly/X6yNYt #SOTU
8:51
Obama broke his minimum wage promise several years ago:huff.to/zgmcUI #SOTU
8:52
I’m a woman. Protect me from violence, but take my guns away? How does that work exactly? @DLoesch #SOTU
8:52
Great book on reality behind minimum wage: bit.ly/X6z8KG#SOTU
8:53
” Let’s put people back to work rebuilding vacant homes in run-down neighborhoods.” With whose money? #SOTU
8:54
Flashback: “Punished with a baby” youtu.be/jszkPtsFH-k#SOTU
8:55
“Shared” prosperity is punitive to the one who worked and rewards the one who didn’t. #SOTU
8:56
And what of the organization that attacked us again, in Benghazi, on 9/11? #SOTU
8:57
No mention of Chris Kyle? #SOTU
8:57
Ft. Hood still “workplace violence?” #SOTU
8:58
How will we act to stop the spread of weapons when we walk them across the border, Mr. President? #FastandFurious#SOTU
9:00
Can’t help but think of the Kim Dotcom story … #SOTU
9:03
Remain a beacon, except when the Iranian people are calling out from the streets. #SOTU
9:03
Beacon of freedom President Obama meddled in Honduran elections against the people: bit.ly/12dJnnA
9:04
Beacon of freedom President Obama meddled in Honduran elections against the people: bit.ly/12dJnnA #SOTU
9:05
The military isn’t about equality. See requirements for Air Force.#SOTU
9:07
On the Obama admin and voting … DOJ sues FL when it tried to clean up its voter rolls: bit.ly/12dK0gI #SOTU
9:10
Gun control at bottom of priorities list for American public:bit.ly/SNrLdA #SOTU
9:11
Americans use firearms for self-defense more than 2.1 million times annually — FBI crime stats bit.ly/13eciq5 #SOTU
9:11
The millions of Americans who use firearms to defend themselves deserve their rights. #SOTU
9:12
The millions of women who use firearms to prevent themselves from becoming statistics deserve their right. #SOTU
9:12
Gun Control: The Real War On Women: bit.ly/117QcaB #SOTU
9:13
Gun control isn’t the answer. Here’s why: bit.ly/12fmbmZ#SOTU

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