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Debate fact-check: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Debate fact-check: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.

A look at some of the claims Saturday night and how they compare with the facts:

DONALD TRUMP: "Right now, we're the highest taxed country in the world."

THE FACTS: Far from it. The U.S. tax burden pales in comparison with that of other industrialized countries.

Taxes made up 26 percent of the total U.S. economy in 2014, according to the 34-nation Organization for Economic...

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