It's falling significantly now, but rising after 2016
The federal deficit is "growing."
— PolitiFact National
Cantor's math not quite right
Discretionary spending has "increased over 20-some percent in two years if you don’t include the stimulus. If you put in the stimulus, it’s over 80 percent."
He presents theory as fact
"Put simply, less government spending equals more private sector jobs."
Some benefits as well as some taxes come early
The health care reform law "offset[s] 6 years of benefits with 10 years of tax increases."
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