Friday, September 4th, 2015

Statements about Deficit

True

It was costly to the government and the economy

Half-True

It's not exactly free

Mostly False

Campaign letter oversimplifies, overreaches

True

Federal government covers all costs

Mostly True

Saving while spending almost $1 trillion

Mostly True

Blame is shared, trend is clear

Mostly False

It did rise, but he gets most of the key numbers wrong

Half-True

It's falling significantly now, but rising after 2016

Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor

The federal deficit is "growing."

— National

False

Mixes 'what if' with what is

True

‘Digital diplomacy’ comes with a price

True

Fat deficit made it easy to shed weight