Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

All statements involving Paul Ryan

Mostly True

Number mostly adds up, but political calculations also at work

Half-True

Not even that much time, but it still would be a pile of money

False

Nope. That's still wrong

Pants on Fire!

Ryan would change Medicare, not end health care

False

Budget resolution specifically bars the practice

Mostly True

Still a government role, but Ryan plan would privatize Medicare

 The Agenda Project
The Agenda Project

The Paul Ryan budget proposal would "privatize Medicare."

— PolitiFact National

False

This part of ad is, ahem, over the top

Mostly True

It's not the usual rate cited, but economists say it's reasonable

False

Changes, yes. Dramatically. But program still exists, and those turning 65 before 2022 would see no change

Mostly False

May depend on Congress' stomach for proposed Medicare cuts

True

He's right: A landmark is looming

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan

"The debt will soon eclipse our entire economy."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly False

The stimulus made some serious budget noise, but this approach amplifies its effect