Latest False Fact-checks on Robert Hurt Robert Hurt stated on April 16, 2015 in a statement.: Says the estate tax, "in many cases," forces family farmers and small businesses owners to sell their holdings. Robert Hurt stated on June 3, 2011 in an e-mail newsletter.: Non-defense discretionary spending has increased "by over 80 percent in the last two years." Robert Hurt stated on December 13, 2010 in a news release.: The Democrats' health care reform law is a "government takeover of health care." Robert Hurt stated on September 27, 2010 in a TV ad: Says Tom Perriello voted "to give tax breaks to foreign companies creating jobs in China."