Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Statements about Federal Budget

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

Half-True

It's not exactly free

Full Flop

Reversed 1996 position

Mark Warner

Mark Warner

On a balanced budget amendment.

— Virginia