It wasn't perfect, but it did a lot
"President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (was) a fancy name for almost a trillion-dollar spending bill. The ARRA was supposed to fix our crumbling roads and bridges," but now, "we have absolutely nothing to show for it."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Partially on the first, no on the second
Says Russ Feingold "voted to raise taxes on Social Security benefits for seniors, he even tried to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
No, probably, and no
Says "Hillary Clinton has pledged amnesty in her first 100 days, and her plan will provide Obamacare, Social Security, and Medicare for illegal immigrants, breaking the federal budget."
— Politifact National on Friday, September 2nd, 2016
He's misreading the statistic
"The Pentagon itself says that we could eliminate 20 percent of U.S. bases."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 15th, 2016
Figure correct; plenty of shared responsibility
"Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us with $19 trillion in debt."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Multiple types of taxes
The United States "is the only major country that taxes its own exports."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
His statements haven't gone that far
Says Donald Trump "wants us to pull out of NATO."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, April 1st, 2016
Trump had Cruz's back -- then
Says Donald Trump and Marco Rubio opposed Cruz’s "efforts to defund Planned Parenthood."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Sequestration a pox on both parties
"Barack Obama, right now, No. 1, over seven years has dramatically degraded our military."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Bernie's not looking at the bigger picture
"Very little of (the defense) budget — less than 10 percent — actually goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 18th, 2016
It's misleading to call this a cut
The only budget Ted Cruz "ever voted for in his time in the Senate is a budget that cut defense spending by more than Barack Obama proposes we cut it."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
No line item, but government spends on violent extremism
Says President Barack Obama’s homeland security budget had "$16 million to fight climate change" but "didn't have a line item to fight violent extremism."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 18th, 2015
Credit goes more to the economy
"Under conservative leadership, Congress has reduced the federal deficit by 60 percent – nearly $800 billion."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 11th, 2015
We'll see you in 2017!
"Last year, I stopped an Obamacare bailout and saved taxpayers $2.5 billion."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, December 7th, 2015
Debt limit bill isn't that permissive
The debt limit deal "allows President Obama to borrow unlimited amounts of money."
— Politifact National on Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Voted for two major bailout measures, against another
"Paul Ryan is one of less than a dozen Republican congressmen to have voted for every bailout to come before Congress."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 15th, 2015
That was the projected, 10-year figure that didn't come to pass
"When I left Washington, we had a $5 trillion surplus."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Not on the U.S. payroll
The largest low-wage employer "is not McDonalds or Walmart but the U.S. government."
Reason for concern, but not exactly the reasons he says
"One of the reasons that Social Security is in so much trouble is that the only funding stream comes from people who get a wage. The people who get wages is declining dramatically."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
No violation shown
"In FY 2014 Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions while receiving $528 million from taxpayers, in violation" of "the Hyde amendment."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, August 7th, 2015