Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Statements about Deficit

True

It was costly to the government and the economy

Half-True

It's not exactly free

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

Fat deficit made it easy to shed weight

False

Future cuts, and over 10 years, not two

Half-True

It was more than just Obama's spending

False

The deficit is actually down slightly from what Obama inherited

True

See YouTube video, 2009

Half-True

UPDATE: His number includes last year's cuts