By at least one measure
"We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
Trillions, yes -- over 10 years; welfare, no
Says Marco Rubio is proposing a new $1 trillion "welfare program" in tax credits and "$1 trillion in new military spending."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Overall land holdings fewer than before
"The federal government owns about half of the West, yet it continues to acquire more land."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Planned Parenthood affiliates, not the organization itself
"Millions of dollars are spent by Planned Parenthood to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives and the Senate."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 8th, 2015
He showed us the numbers
Missouri is "#1 in the nation for holding down tuition increases at public universities."
— Politifact Missouri on Thursday, September 24th, 2015
After the South Carolina church killings
As many as six federal department budget bills have been delayed because of opposition to amendments that would ban Confederate battle flag sales at federal building gift shops.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, September 11th, 2015
A little more to the story
Says he was "one of the chief architects" of balancing the federal budget.
— Politifact National on Sunday, August 9th, 2015
The work is needed but not necessarily the office
The National Technical Information Service spends millions of taxpayer dollars to print and sell government documents that are available free in online searches.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Longtime critic of federal role
Says U.S. Senate opponent Ron Johnson "is opposed to all government-assisted student loans."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 19th, 2015
A rosier scenario exists
"In just 17 years, spending for Social Security, federal health care and interest on the debt will exceed ALL tax revenue!"
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
Valid numbers that don't say a lot
"Florida sends $135 billion and D.C. returns $150 billion."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, May 14th, 2015
The number is close, but the meaning's less clear
"The U.S. representatives that voted to keep militarizing the police received 73 percent more campaign money from the defense industry" than the representatives who voted to stop it.
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Down from the highest total funding ever
"Inflation-adjusted defense spending has declined 21 percent since 2010, and even if we discount the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has still declined by a dangerous 12 percent."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, March 30th, 2015
True in 2011
"Rhode Island has the second highest per enrollee (Medicaid) cost of any state in the country, which is 60 percent higher than the national average."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Right on testing, off on spending
"...Over 30 years, federal spending on education has grown by 375 percent, but test scores remain flat."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Not permanent as in forever
Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 19th, 2014
He meant Ritz-Carlton
The federal budget bill "reauthorizes the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which provides taxpayer dollars so that the Four Seasons hotel can build a resort in Turkey."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, December 15th, 2014
Using a certain window, yes
"Money towards the Ebola vaccine is basically cut in half to what it was. More cuts are coming under the congressional sequester."
— Politifact PunditFact on Friday, October 24th, 2014
Lower costs, lower deficit projections
The cost of "health care is now the single-biggest factor driving down" the federal budget deficit.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Let the states decide, Ernst says
Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 1st, 2014