Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Eric Cantor Eric Cantor stated on August 4, 2013 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday": The federal deficit is "growing." Eric Cantor stated on March 17, 2011 in a TV interview.: Discretionary spending has "increased over 20-some percent in two years if you don’t include the stimulus. If you put in the stimulus, it’s over 80 percent." Eric Cantor stated on March 4, 2011 in a press release.: "Put simply, less government spending equals more private sector jobs." Eric Cantor stated on January 6, 2011 in a statement.: The health care reform law "offset[s] 6 years of benefits with 10 years of tax increases."