Topic: Trade

Barack Obama
"We now sell more products made in America to the rest of the world than ever before."
Barack Obama on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 in a speech on homeownership
Barack Obama
How many of Obama's campaign promises has he kept?
PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised.  Check it out.

Barack Obama
Obama campaign promise fulfilled. Americans granted unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba.
Obama said, "Cuban American connections to family in Cuba are not only a basic right in humanitarian terms, but also our best tool for helping to foster the beginnings of grassroots democracy on the island."
Marco Rubio
"I can tell you with certainty (cap and trade) would have a devastating impact on our economy."
Existing cap-and-trade programs have not proven to be "devastating" in their economic impact. While estimates for proposed programs vary, most experts and analysts have found modest potential  impact on the economy; some even show a positive impact.
Donald Trump
June Trump Truthfulness average is "Mostly False."
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False.  And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few:
Donald Trump
Trump claims, "There’s a tremendous tax that we pay when we (American businesses) go into China, whereas when China sells to us there’s no tax."
China has a basic Value Added Tax of 17 percent, while the United States has none. However, the VAT applies to most goods sold in China, regardless of whether they were made in China or any other country. China’s tariffs are higher than those imposed by the United States, but the Chinese exporters do face a tax when they sell in this country.


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