Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Paul Ryan Paul Ryan stated on September 1, 2017 in an interview: "We've got about $3 trillion in trapped cash overseas that basically can't come back in this country because of our tax laws." Paul Ryan stated on January 5, 2017 in a news conference: Obamacare is "hurting people right now" with premium increases of up to 116 percent. Paul Ryan stated on November 9, 2016 in a news conference: Obamacare "is not a popular law." Paul Ryan stated on August 11, 2016 in a tweet: Says "President Obama’s proposed oil tax would cost consumers 24 cents a gallon." Paul Ryan stated on June 19, 2016 in an interview: "People have a constitutional right to have semiautomatic rifles." Paul Ryan stated on March 17, 2016 in a news conference: "To this day, (the Cuban government) is a regime that provides safe harbor to terrorists and fugitives." Paul Ryan stated on February 22, 2016 in a television interview: "70 percent of Americans believe that we are on the wrong path." Paul Ryan stated on June 11, 2014 in a speech: All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us." Paul Ryan stated on August 4, 2013 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": "Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown." Paul Ryan stated on December 4, 2012 in a speech: "One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate." Paul Ryan stated on October 11, 2012 in the vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky.: "The Canadians — they (dropped) their tax rates to 15 percent. The average tax rate on businesses in the industrialized world is 25 percent." Paul Ryan stated on September 7, 2012 in a television interview: Based on the August 2012 national jobs numbers, "for every person who got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job." Paul Ryan stated on September 9, 2012 in an appearance on 'This Week.': Says he and Mitt Romney "always said that we agree with the 2014 deadline" for leaving Afghanistan. Paul Ryan stated on August 27, 2012 in an interview: Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code. Paul Ryan stated on January 23, 2012 in a news release: Says U.S. Senate Democrats "have gone without any budget at all" for more than 1,000 days. Paul Ryan stated on May 16, 2011 in a speech in Chicago: On taxes, President Barack Obama wants to raise "the top rate to 44.8 percent."