An exaggerated claim
President Obama's "budget would call for about $25 trillion in debt by the end of his term, if he was re-elected."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, March 5th, 2012
Writing in CAPS still don’t make it right
"Bob Menendez just voted to increase the government's debt ceiling to $1.9 TRILLION! In his 19 years in Congress, Menendez has helped overspend America over $15 TRILLION into debt."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, January 8th, 2012
A Mitts-fire of a previously accurate claim
"We’re $15 trillion now in debt, with a president that’s racked up as much debt as almost all of the other presidents combined."
— Politifact National on Friday, December 16th, 2011
She should have zeroed in more on the truth
"The American Conservative Union gives [Rep. Tim] Ryan a dismal 0.0 percent rating for the billions he has contributed to our national debt."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
Even feds don’t know how many they have
The federal "limousine fleet has increased by 42 percent since Barack Obama took office."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Increase was 1 year, not 22
Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo "raised the mortality rate from 65 to 87" and "used a 1994 annuity chart" to create the pension crisis.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 6th, 2011
Race to the bottom
"The State of Rhode Island has the worst state-funded pension in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Similar measures proposed
Says President Barack Obama failed "to stand up for the bipartisan debt solutions of the Simpson-Bowles Commission."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Bill doesn't add the debt itself, but doesn't stop it from accruing
The debt-ceiling bill "doesn’t cut the debt. It will add about $7 trillion in new debt over the next 10 years."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 8th, 2011
Didn't for years, does now
"Social Security doesn’t contribute a penny to the deficit."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Semantic argument ignores the obvious
(Rep. Bob Goodlatte's) balanced budget amendment does not require a balanced budget.
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, August 1st, 2011
He's confusing debt and deficit
Says President Barack Obama promised he would cut the deficit in half, but instead will at least double it.
— Politifact National on Friday, June 24th, 2011
Wasn't a vote on spending cuts
Democratic Reps. Cicilline, Boswell, Carnahan and Critz "demanded that Congress vote to increase the nation’s debt limit without making any spending cuts."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Debt spending a rare bipartisan feat
"Gerry Connolly and his fellow Democrats went on a spending spree and now their credit card is maxed out."
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Cherry-picked claim ignores some key purchases
"Betty Sutton and her fellow Democrats went on a spending spree and now their credit card is maxed out."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Shaky figures, poor terminology
The U.S. has "over $62 trillion in unfunded liabilities."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, May 23rd, 2011