The money was for Egypt. Big difference.
President Obama gave Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood one and a half billion dollars.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, April 27th, 2012
Many more than “a few” years remain in reserves
"Right now we have sufficient reserves to take care of Tennessee's lottery scholarship students for a few years more."
— Politifact Tennessee on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Cutting doesn’t mean not spending
Says "we had to cut 13 billion dollars in state spending over two years."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, March 4th, 2012
It was the high end of a temporary projection that didn't materialize
Mitt Romney "left Massachusetts $1 billion in debt."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Hard to copy ideas you've trashed
Says the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction proposal went from President Barack Obama's desk to "the garbage can."
— Politifact National on Sunday, January 8th, 2012
Not by any measure
Says in 1944 "we were in debt more than twice as much as we are now."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, December 18th, 2011
Wrong then, wrong now
"I balanced the budget for four straight years, paid off $405 billion in debt."
— Politifact National on Friday, December 16th, 2011
Currently, it's less than a quarter
"By 2015, we will be sending so much interest" to China that "we will be paying for the entire People's Liberation Army."
— Politifact National on Thursday, November 10th, 2011
"Minimum wage = $16,000/year CEO-Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein) $16,000/Hour."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Silence doesn't equal support
Says U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is backing President Barack Obama’s plan to pass a $1.5 trillion tax increase.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, September 23rd, 2011
History repeating itself
The deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling will "directly link a debt ceiling increase to spending cuts for the first time ever."
— Politifact New Jersey on Friday, September 9th, 2011
S&P said lack of compromise caused downgrade
When Standard & Poor's "dropped our credit rating, what they said is, we don't have an ability to repay our debt. ... I was proved right in my position" that the debt ceiling should not have been raised.
— Politifact National on Friday, August 12th, 2011
We're still paying the bills
"The country's bankrupt."
Was speaking metaphorically
"Harry Reid’s plan is basically giving the president a blank check."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, July 29th, 2011
A solution to the debt ceiling that's not as easy as it looks
"The U.S. won't default, because default means that you don't pay your creditors. And it takes about 10 percent of the money that's coming in right now" to pay interest to bondholders.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
No one person is responsible for Washington's workings
Says U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is responsible for "over $14 trillion in debt."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, July 11th, 2011
Cherry picks data
"China owns more of our bonds than do Americans."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, July 8th, 2011
Another stimulus attack, another False
"President Obama and liberal former DNC Chairman Tim Kaine’s $787 billion stimulus failed to create jobs."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, June 20th, 2011
Time to check his math
Non-defense discretionary spending has increased "by over 80 percent in the last two years."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, June 10th, 2011
Not even close
"The (national) debt really added up $75 trillion in 2010 and is on track to hit $99 trillion this year."
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, June 9th, 2011