Sure, but same bills sought major deficit reduction
As a congressman, Mark Neumann "voted four times to increase our debt."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
Math works, but doesn't address hard choices
The Mack Penny Plan for the federal budget "would balance our budget by 2019" and "continues to gain support."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Numbers are right, but is it all Obama's fault?
Obama has "racked up more debt than any president in history — over $5 trillion."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Figure is correct, but lots of context is missing
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ... (had) more debt per person than any other state in the country."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 18th, 2012
"Debt" vs. debt
National debt plus unfunded liabilities adds up to $520,000 per American household.
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Updated with new ruling to reflect GDP
George Allen and his colleagues in the Senate "turned the biggest surplus in the history of the United States into the biggest deficit in the history of the United States."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
Don't count your dollars before they're spent
"Since President Obama took office, our federal spending has increased by nearly 30 percent and our national debt has increased by almost 50 percent."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, April 13th, 2012
Blame game ignores recession
"Senator Menendez said he would spend our money wisely. But our annual national deficit climbed from $250 billion a year to $1.6 trillion on his watch."
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, February 13th, 2012
$8 trillion is a fair projection, but he's just one vote
"Sheldon Whitehouse's failure of leadership, the adding of almost $8 trillion in debt in his first full term, is shameful..."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Cuts are not to VA budget
President Obama has "said he is going to cut veterans' benefits."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 20th, 2012
True for R.I., not for U.S.
"This is the first time in our state, and one of the first times in the country, where benefit reductions . . . has happened to people who are retired."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Not even that much time, but it still would be a pile of money
Even a 100 percent tax on millionaires would only fund four months of government operations, failing to seriously address budget deficits and debt.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 20th, 2011
What about this year's deficit?
Says his administration balanced "two budgets with over $13 billion in deficits without raising taxes."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
TJ flip-flopped on federal debt
Thomas Jefferson expressed "strong support" for a balanced budget amendment in 1798.
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, September 9th, 2011
Who knew one senator could shoulder so much blame?
Sherrod Brown "has stood side by side" with President Barack Obama, presiding "over the most rapid increase in the debt over the last 2.5 years" and hurtling toward " the worst jobs record in the modern era."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Politics also a factor
Says the national debt and President Barack Obama's "refusal to control spending led to our nation's credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Right on vote, less so on committees
"George LeMieux voted against the majority of Republicans and joined with Democrats to create a 'Task Force For Responsible Fiscal Action' that looks strikingly similar to the 'Super Committee' now being set up in Washington to justify massive tax hikes."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
UPDATED: He, and we, should have adjusted for inflation
"The government's twice the size it was 10 years ago. It's 30 percent bigger than it was when (Barack) Obama became president."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 5th, 2011
He'd be right if he'd phrased it differently
The debt ceiling deal will result in "the lowest level of annual domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower was president."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
How much is Obama to blame?
"Recently we have seen our government debt grow by $3.4 trillion during the first 29 months of the Obama administration -- the equivalent of about $4 billion per day."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, July 28th, 2011