Friday, August 28th, 2015

Statements about Deficit

Mostly True

Math wise, yes, but a few caveats

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

"We've cut the deficit by two-thirds."

— Wisconsin

True

It’s half a mountain now

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

"We cut our deficits by more than half."

— Wisconsin

True

Federal government covers all costs

Mostly True

Blame is shared, trend is clear

Mostly False

Not a ton, but more than one

False

Wrong on amount under Obama, overstates blame

False

Deficit reduction measures included tax hikes

Half-True

Sure, but same bills sought major deficit reduction

Mostly False

Even feds don’t know how many they have

False

Silence doesn't equal support