He acknowledges misinterpretation
"House GOP rules package bars CBO from counting spikes in deficit spending spurred by an ACA repeal."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 12th, 2017
$2 billion worth of assumptions
Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 29th, 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
Other comments suggest otherwise
Jorge Elorza "wants to impose a municipal income tax."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, September 12th, 2014
No way to know what residents will have to pay
"Over the next two years, this $1.8 billion deficit will cost individual Wisconsinites $300 each, or $1,200 for families of four."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Mixes 'what if' with what is
The sequester has "already lost 1.6 million jobs."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Future cuts, and over 10 years, not two
"In the last two years, we have reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Claim mixes up income with earners
"The problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans is that more than half of them are small business owners."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Not even close
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
The deficit is actually down slightly from what Obama inherited
Says President Obama has "doubled" the deficit.
— Politifact National on Friday, October 5th, 2012
Taxes that much more, but actually spends less
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tammy Baldwin supported a federal budget "that spent trillions -- not billions, trillions -- more money than the Obama budget."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 5th, 2012
Using a method tilted in Obama's favor
"Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of" President George W. Bush’s policies and the recession.
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Wrong on amount under Obama, overstates blame
Says President Barack Obama "built this $16 trillion debt."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Infrastructure only small part of overall spending
"We will spend $100 billion in Afghanistan this year, fixing roads, building bridges, training police officers, and more, [and] cutting the same things in our own country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Creative editing confuses the issue
Says President Obama said of the national debt, "If I don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Deficit reduction measures included tax hikes
Says he never voted for a "tax increase."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Wrong four months ago. Wrong now.
The Congressional Budget Office "has already doubled its estimate for the cost (of Obamacare) so far from roughly $800 billion to $1.7 trillion."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
There isn’t just one pot of money
If the U.S. didn't borrow $1.2 trillion every year "to fund government operations," that money would be available "for entrepreneurs and business people to put to work creating jobs and building and expanding their businesses."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Best nonpartisan analysis says it will SAVE money
President Obama’s health-care law will "add trillions of dollars in debt."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, June 30th, 2012
$2.8B deposited into funds
Says Joe Kyrillos "voted to raid the state's pension funds by $2.8 billion that is costing New Jersey taxpayers still today to the tune of nearly $15 billion dollars to repay that money."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, June 17th, 2012