Under Obama, debt has piled up, but not that much
"Look at the debt that has been accumulated in the last two years. It's more debt under this president than all those other presidents combined."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Only part of these achievements on his watch
"For four years, we balanced the budget and paid off $405 billion in debt."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Discussed? Yes. Recommended? No
Says President Barack Obama’s debt commission recommended converting Medicare "to a system where Medicare participants are given a voucher to purchase insurance in the private market."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
Wrong for the week Obama indicated; right for the following week
Says stories about his birth certificate drowned out media coverage of the Republican and White House budget plans the week of April 11.
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Lots of proposals in common, though not always identical
President Barack Obama "took exactly none of his own deficit reduction commission’s ideas. Not one."
Not if you include debt held domestically
China holds 26 percent of the U.S. debt.
— Politifact National on Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Bad stats make for bad facts
"For every 33 pregnant women that walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic, 32 receive an abortion."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, April 21st, 2011
Broun's off by a factor of two
Says the federal government borrows "almost $60 billion per week."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
A mangled reference to a prior talking point
The president’s proposed budget "will help reduce the deficit by $400 billion over the next decade to the lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower was president."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Revenue would equal outlays, but he ignores growing interest on the debt
Under the White House’s budget proposal, "we will not be adding more to the national debt" by the middle of the decade.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
10-year estimate used overly broadly on 2-year deal
The tax cut deal is giving "$700 billion to millionaires and billionaires."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Debt hasn't grown that fast
The debt is "nearly $6 trillion more than when President Obama was sworn into office."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Ending the tax cuts wouldn’t even cut the deficit in half
"If all of the [Bush-era] tax cuts expire on schedule, the budget will be close to being balanced in four years."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, November 5th, 2010