Politifact rates claims and allegations as being “False” when they don’t qualify as outright lies, but are baseless and misleading. Below is a list of the “False” lies told by Republicans and Tea Party members about President Obama. The links go the detailed documentation analysis.

Statements Made By The GOP

That Were Rated


Says the National Labor Relations Board told Boeing that it "can't build a factory in a non-union state."

Mitt Romney

"These 15 political appointees (on the IPAB) will make all the major health care decisions for over 300 million Americans."

Michele Bachmann

"If we had been on 'Obamacare' and a bureaucrat was trying to tell me when I could get that CAT scan, that would have delayed my treatment."

Herman Cain

Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme."

Rick Perry

Scientists are "questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change. … (It is) more and more being put into question."

Rick Perry

"The weight of the evidence (on global warming) is that most of it, maybe all of it, is because of natural causes ... it’s fair to say the science is in dispute."

Tim Pawlenty

When Standard & Poor's "dropped our credit rating, what they said is, we don't have an ability to repay our debt. ... I was proved right in my position" that the debt ceiling should not have been raised.

Michele Bachmann

"The country's bankrupt."

Ron Paul

"Every time we've cut the capital gains tax, the economy has grown. Whenever we raise the capital gains tax, it's been damaged."

Grover Norquist

"We've got more revenue than we ever have."

Jim DeMint

"If you threw a barbecue yesterday for the Memorial weekend, it was 29 percent more expensive than last year because Barack Obama's policies have led to groceries going up 29 percent."  

Michele Bachmann

"This is the slowest job recovery since Hoover."

Mitt Romney

Says President Barack Obama "has put (up) a stop sign … against oil drilling, against any kind of exploration

Rick Santorum

"We have unemployment that rivals the Great Depression."

Reince Priebus,  RNC Chairperson

"Look at the debt that has been accumulated in the last two years. It's more debt under this president than all those other presidents combined."

Sarah Palin

The Bush tax cuts "created about 8 million jobs over the first 10 years that they were in existence. We've lost about 5 million of those jobs during this recession."

John Boehner

"Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs."

John Boehner

The health care law is "job killing."

Eric Cantor

"The average federal employee makes $120,000 a year. The average private employee makes $60,000 a year."

Rand Paul

The new health care law crushes small businesses "with billions in penalties."

US Chamber of Commerce