Statements about Deficit

Mostly True

Improvement since the last State of the Union, in fact

Mostly False

Debt limit bill isn't that permissive

Mostly True

When measured as a percentage of GDP

Mostly False

That was the projected, 10-year figure that didn't come to pass

Mostly True

Paul rounds up

Mostly True

Depends on the starting point

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