Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

All statements involving Paul Ryan

True

HQs are a long way from hometowns

Mostly False

His characterization goes too far

True

Statistic typically peaks after recessions

True

Federal government covers all costs

Mostly False

Initial claim wrong; clarification is true but not that meaningful

Half Flip

Hard to say exactly where he draws red line now

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan

On responding to chemical weapon use in Syria

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly False

Still high, but actually nudged down statewide in June

Mostly True

Experts say he's right, though shutdowns are unpredictable

Half-True

Which debt?

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan

"Our debt is already bigger than our economy."

— PolitiFact National

False

Not when using the best measuring stick

Full Flop

A big change after the election

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan

On his definition of "takers" and "makers"

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly False

Not true for most

Half-True

$1 trillion benefits more than just those in poverty

Pants on Fire!

Recycled claim long ago debunked

Rob Zerban
Rob Zerban

Says Paul Ryan’s budget plan "ends Medicare."

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

Half-True

$300 million in cuts, but not necessarily in Ryan's budget

Mostly False

A lot of friendly guesswork in this math.