Not falling now, not expected soon
"The deficit ... is coming down, and it’s coming down rapidly."
— Politifact National on Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Off by one word and $11.6 trillion
Under current policies, "we're going to reduce the overall debt of the United States by $3 trillion over the next 10 years."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Bonus claim bogus
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Detailed again and again
"(Barack Obama) says he’s going to reduce the long-term debt and deficit by $4 trillion, doesn’t say how he's going to do it."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, October 4th, 2012
No mentions? Try six.
Says in the 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama "didn't even mention the deficit or debt."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 5th, 2012
Don't forget about the first President Bush
"The Republicans have never done anything really to balance the budget."
— Politifact Tennessee on Friday, January 13th, 2012
Cash flows fine
Says Rick Perry is "spending more money than the state takes in, covering his deficits with record borrowing."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Robocall does not compute
"Mayor Fung wants to punish our children's education by removing 12 million dollars from current funding to pay for his private charter school. Your taxes would increase by between 6 and 8 percent per year."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Faulty logic lights the matches
Says Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel "supports allowing the United States to default on its obligations."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, July 28th, 2011
'Cherry-picking' and 'selective' were our descriptive words
Says that PolitiFact Ohio confirms that Betty Sutton "maxed out federal debt"
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Calculations shift responsibility for one debt-heavy year from Obama to Bush
Promotes a chart saying that Barack Obama has "increased the debt" by 16 percent, compared to George W. Bush, who increased it by 115 percent.
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Says Michelle Obama has 43 people on her staff; Nancy Reagan had just 3.
— Politifact National on Friday, March 4th, 2011
The TARP bailout was a LOT cheaper
Unemployment and the housing and auto industry crises can be fixed by giving a million dollars to every worker over age 50 to retire.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Zero percent credible
"Pres. Obama's finance team is recommending a . . . 1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, November 12th, 2010