Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich stated on July 23, 2017 in an interview on Fox News: In economic growth, "Obama's best year was slower than Bill Clinton's worst year." Newt Gingrich stated on July 20, 2016 in a speech at the Republican convention: Says "Hillary (Clinton) wants to increase the number (of Syrian refugees) by 500 percent." Newt Gingrich stated on July 20, 2016 in a speech at the Republican National Convention: "Just 9 percent of Muslims in Pakistan view ISIS favorably. Unfortunately, that 9 percent is 16 million people. And that’s just one country." Newt Gingrich stated on May 15, 2016 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday": "The Chinese last year probably stole $360 billion in intellectual property from the United States." Newt Gingrich stated on September 24, 2013 in on CNN's "Crossfire": "(Obamacare) is a bill which has never once had a majority of Americans favor it." Newt Gingrich stated on March 11, 2012 in an appearance on "Fox News Sunday": Obama's secretary of energy, Dr. Steven Chu, "has said publicly he wants us to pay European levels (for gasoline), and that would be $9 or $10 a gallon." Newt Gingrich stated on January 26, 2012 in a Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, Fla.: "We balanced the budget with the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and ultimately had four consecutive balanced budgets." Newt Gingrich stated on January 8, 2012 in an NBC-Facebook debate in Concord, N.H.: The EPA was asked about an environmental citation for the city landfill in Nashua, N.H. but "didn’t know" why it was cited. Newt Gingrich stated on June 22, 2011 in a speech before the Atlanta Press Club: "On the day of the New Hampshire primary in 1980, the top 13 people of Ronald Reagan’s staff quit." Newt Gingrich stated on June 15, 2011 in in an interview on the “The Neal Boortz Radio Show” on Atlanta’s AM 750 and 95.5 FM : Every 10th dollar spent by the Social Security Administration on its program for the poor is "waste, or fraud, they can’t validate that the people should have gotten it," totaling about $8 billion a year. Newt Gingrich stated on August 9, 2009 in an interview with This Week.: In every committee when the health care bill was considered, Democrats voted against an amendment that would require members of Congress and their staff to take the government-run public option as their health care plan.