Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Statements about Federal Budget

Pants on Fire!

Cassidy voted for the same budget deal

Mostly False

For today's retirees, Medicare is a VERY good deal

 National Republican Senatorial Committee

National Republican Senatorial Committee

Says cuts to Medicare affect people who have already "paid in. We paid for it."

— National

Half-True

An old, problematic talking point

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

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

Mostly True

Earmark explosion is more of a 1990s thing, though