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Radio ad muddles the reality
On how to respond to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Expert: 'One-time gimmick'
"Andrew Jackson was the last president who actually balanced the federal budget, where we had no national debt."
— PolitiFact National
Numerically correct; significance is less clear
"Barack Obama will somehow manage to add more than $8 trillion to the national debt, which is more debt than the 43 presidents who held office before him compiled together."
Improvement since the last State of the Union, in fact
We have cut "our deficits by almost three-quarters."
Credit goes more to the economy
"Under conservative leadership, Congress has reduced the federal deficit by 60 percent – nearly $800 billion."
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