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03/17/2011 10:41 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fact-Checking Haley Barbour's Budget Claims

On Monday afternoon, in a speech to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour unleashed a searing attack on President Barack Obama, blaming him for "explosive spending, skyrocketing deficits, gargantuan debt, calls for record tax increases, government-run health care, out-of-control regulations, and anti-growth energy policy." He highlighted his home state of Mississippi as a model of fiscal responsibility, boasting that "we dug out of a $720 million budget hole in two years without raising anybody's taxes."

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