Another case of faulty budget stats
"Our national debt is as low as it has been since World War II."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Not all the federal employees were furloughed.
Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., "opposes a vote on his own legislation that he proposed just a few months ago."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Except for the budget passed this year
"It’s been 4 and a half years since the United States Senate passed a budget."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, October 14th, 2013
Confuses a web page with the actual program
The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.
— Politifact National on Monday, October 7th, 2013
Florida Bay, not the whole ocean
"Obama has jumped the shark and ordered the ocean closed!"
— Politifact Florida on Monday, October 7th, 2013
Two Democratic votes out of 190 isn't bipartisan
"A strong bipartisan majority" in the House of Representatives "voted to defund Obamacare."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 30th, 2013
Actually, it's much smaller
"The amount of interest" paid on the federal debt exceeds "total tax revenue."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Mixes 'what if' with what is
The sequester has "already lost 1.6 million jobs."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Imprecise wording makes this claim wrong
"Nearly 70 percent of all federal spending will go towards Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" in fiscal year 2014.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Inserted ellipses changed the meaning of House rule
A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House rules.
— Politifact National on Friday, May 31st, 2013
Some turbulence on this claim
"75 percent of the (air traffic control) towers the Obama Administration is closing are located in Republican Congressional Districts."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
No tax money in play
The Air Force wants taxpayers to fund a fantasy football league.
— Politifact National on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Future cuts, and over 10 years, not two
"In the last two years, we have reduced the deficit by $2.5 trillion."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Not when using the best measuring stick
The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 15th, 2013
Even by narrow definition, he's off
Of $60 billion Congress approved in response to Hurricane Sandy, "only 10 percent was for disaster relief."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Too liberal on this criticism
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss votes more with Democrats than with conservatives.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Claim mixes up income with earners
"The problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans is that more than half of them are small business owners."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Not even close
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
It's households, not families
"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 16th, 2012