Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Statements about Federal Budget

True

He voted against the bipartisan compromise

Pants on Fire!

Cassidy voted for the same budget deal

Mostly False

For today's retirees, Medicare is a VERY good deal

 National Republican Senatorial Committee

National Republican Senatorial Committee

Says cuts to Medicare affect people who have already "paid in. We paid for it."

— National

Half-True

An old, problematic talking point

True

It’s half a mountain now

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

"We cut our deficits by more than half."

— Wisconsin

Pants on Fire!

Documents and multiple interviews say otherwise

True

It was costly to the government and the economy

Mostly True

Let the states decide, Ernst says

False

Actually, it's voluntary

Joe  Leibham

Joe Leibham

Says Common Core is a federal mandate.

— Wisconsin

Mostly False

"Thousands of earmarks" are part of the budget

Half-True

Obama program at center of attack

False

Estimate is for future, not current, seniors

Half-True

It's just a portion of his voting record