Friday, October 31st, 2014

Statements about Federal Budget

Half-True

Chained CPI will save the government money

Mostly True

It was more like $70 million

Mostly False

Doesn't grasp important distinctions in CBO report

Mostly True

claim comes close

Mostly False

All things counted, no

False

For starters, two-thirds of stimulus was tax cuts and entitlements

Half-True

Both parties have offered extensions.

True

Federal government covers all costs

Mostly False

Initial claim wrong; clarification is true but not that meaningful

Mostly False

Scott bashed Obama but dodged endorsing the shutdown

 Florida Democratic Party

Florida Democratic Party

Gov. Rick Scott "backed the federal shutdown."

— Florida

Mostly True

A claim with verisimilitude

True

A consistent 'no'

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

"I did not support the sequester."

— Florida

True

It's right, but not by much