Mangles the number
"USPS loses $1.46 each Amazon package it delivers."
— Politifact PunditFact on Friday, April 6th, 2018
Profits in the billions
"Only fools, or worse, are saying that our money losing Post Office makes money with Amazon. THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, and this will be changed."
— Politifact National on Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Examine the data
The default rate for college students has grown from 40 percent 10 years ago to about 50 percent today, and "perhaps as many as 800,000 young Ohioans are facing default on their student loans."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
Little link between the two
The Obama administration "borrowed more than $10 trillion, right? And yet, we picked up $5.2 trillion just in the stock market. ... Maybe in a sense we’re reducing debt."
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Asked, and answered
The debt "comes up all the time in town meetings ... but it's never asked in the debates. It's really weird. It hasn't been brought up."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Democrats pushing bills to allow it
"A lot of student loans are already refinanced by the federal government."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Who's to blame?
"I did not play any role in bringing the company to RI as did others in government. I was tasked with handling the legislation affecting the company by my superiors."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 18th, 2015
Bill never made it to governor's desk
Says Scott Walker rejected legislation to make college loan payments tax deductible and the result was "to raise taxes on students."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
A crazy rabbit hole
"The profit [from automated traffic enforcement cameras] is going to the private corporations, not to the city or state."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Repealing Obamacare saves "our nation more than $2 trillion."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, April 13th, 2015
No position does not equal opposition
"Scott Walker opposed a plan to help Wisconsin students refinance their student loans."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
$2 billion worth of assumptions
Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
The investors are being paid and they're covered by insurance
In the 38 Studios deal, "Wall Street investors took a risk, and went bust."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 12th, 2014
The system was short-changed for years
"In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
He voted six times, all right
Sen. Jeff Merkley "voted six times for more debt."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, August 15th, 2014
Under Reagan, Clinton and W
"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Another case of faulty budget stats
"Our national debt is as low as it has been since World War II."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Debt ≠ deficit
Under Obama, the national debt "has been reduced every year for the last five years."
Top chef retweeted claim that cooked the books
Says under President Barack Obama, the debt increased by 23 percent, which was less than under any president going back to Ronald Reagan.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Actually, it's much smaller
"The amount of interest" paid on the federal debt exceeds "total tax revenue."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 15th, 2013