Latest Fact-checks on Dick Armey Dick Armey stated on April 17, 2011 in an oped column.: "At Texas A&M University, only 49 out of 3,000 faculty members brought in enough money to pay for their salaries and overhead over the past five years." Dick Armey stated on January 24, 2010 in an interview with NBC: "Right now the Tea Party polls higher than the Republicans and the Democrats." Dick Armey stated on August 13, 2009 in an interview with Judy Woodruff: "If you're over 65 years old in America today, you have no choice but to be in Medicare. Even if you want out of Medicare, you have to forfeit your Social Security to get out of it."