Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Statements about Federal Budget

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

False

Another case of faulty budget stats