Obama program at center of attack
U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston voted for the "Cash for Clunkers" program.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, July 14th, 2014
It's just a portion of his voting record
Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
He usually votes against extra spending
"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
It's not exactly free
The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Don't forget about Social Security
"Explosive growth in Medicare" is the reason federal deficit spending is predicted to top $1 trillion again after falling to $600 billion annually.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
Close, but not exactly
"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
He did cast that vote, but helped secure funding later
Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ... the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Obama signed defense cuts into law twice
"It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't secretary of defense or the president doing this."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Chained CPI will save the government money
"Chained CPI would save $1 trillion in the second decade off the federal budget debt," a report shows.
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Don't forget China's government
"The largest enterprise in the world is the federal government of the United States of America"
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Both parties have offered extensions.
"Sens. Isakson’s, Chambliss’ Votes Against Unemployment Insurance Were Votes to Kill Nearly 6,000 Georgia Jobs."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Who wouldn't get paid?
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
In raw dollars yes; as share of GDP, hardly
"This year, the federal government will have more revenue than any year in the history of our country."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 7th, 2013
Most spending goes on, even as many employees are furloughed
"Eighty-five percent of government's running right now. Only 15 percent of government spending is shut down."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 4th, 2013
The number is right, but the shutdowns weren't equivalent
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
Mostly right on stats, mostly wrong on credit
"Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. health care spending grew at 3.9 percent for the last three years, the lowest growth rate in over 50 years."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
It's falling significantly now, but rising after 2016
The federal deficit is "growing."
— Politifact National on Monday, August 5th, 2013
Many would-be buyers could lose access
A Republican housing finance reform bill "would eliminate a person’s ability to obtain 15- and 30-year mortgages."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 4th, 2013
A closer look at the language of budget kabuki
President Barack Obama has "announced that he would not sign ANY spending bills this year unless sequestration spending cuts are eliminated."
— Politifact National on Monday, July 29th, 2013
Part of claim should be returned to sender
"The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t run on your tax dollars. It’s funded solely by stamps and postage."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013