Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Ron Paul Ron Paul stated on February 28, 2012 in a campaign commercial: Says Rick Santorum "funded Planned Parenthood." Ron Paul stated on February 28, 2012 in a campaign commercial: Says Rick Santorum "opposes right-to-work" Ron Paul stated on January 16, 2012 in a Republican presidential debate in South Carolina: Says the U.S. federal income tax rate was 0 percent until 1913. Ron Paul stated on January 11, 2012 in an interview.: Says that when Republicans held Congress and the presidency, they "doubled the size of the (U.S.) Department of Education." Ron Paul stated on September 12, 2011 in a Republican presidential debate in Tampa: "170,000 of the jobs" created in Texas under Gov. Rick Perry "were government jobs." Ron Paul stated on August 10, 2011 in an Iowa campaign stop.: Rick Perry "was the (campaign) chairman for Al Gore at one time, not too many years ago." Ron Paul stated on May 5, 2011 in a presidential debate: "Prices are going up. Unemployment is continuing to go up." Ron Paul stated on September 1, 2010 in a statement: Due to the war in Iraq, "4,400 Americans are dead, 30,000 severely wounded and more than 100,000 are suffering from serious health problems related to post traumatic stress syndrome."