Statements about Military

Says Jim Renacci "opposed increasing combat bonuses for our troops."

"Since the time of the Civil War, we've made a distinction in this country between the availability and the ability to access for people who were in the military, versus the rest of us, to vote." 

Says  Sherrod Brown’s campaign attacked Josh Mandel’s military service

"More than one in five of veterans aged 20 to 24 can’t find a job to support their family or to ease the transition to civilian life."

Says military expenditures for the United States are greater than the combined spending of the next 14 largest nations.

"Creeping defense commitments in (the Middle East) and globally now consume over half the U.S. discretionary budget annually."

"A report in Navy Times said that 7.3 percent of Army, Navy and Marines have thought about attempting suicide."

"From '05 to '09, we've had 1,100 soldiers commit suicide, one every 36 hours."

"One of the biggest causes of our soaring debt and economic insecurity ends up being Pentagon spending. The budget for the Pentagon consumes more than half of our discretionary spending."

"Decorated Marine, two-tour Iraq war vet."

"Ganley said that if elected, he wants to ‘cut the dickens’ out of Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits."

"The War in Afghanistan is officially the longest war Americans have ever been asked to endure."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact National: