Good or bad, Kingston a leader with earmarks
U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston "requested more earmarks than any other GA Congressman and all GA GOP members combined."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Borrow your truck?
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, June 9th, 2014
Earmark explosion is more of a 1990s thing, though
Congress used earmarks "for more than 200 years."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Not quite that much
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, May 5th, 2014
Growing and growing
"A child born in America today will inherit $1.5 million in debt the moment they're placed in their mother's arms."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Vouchers as alternative to federal bailout of auto makers
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, March 14th, 2014
It was more like $70 million
"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
claim comes close
The cost of the food stamp program is at an all-time high.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, February 7th, 2014
A claim with verisimilitude
"The economy bled $24 billion" due to the government shutdown.
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
The numbers have changed since FY 2010
The U.S. Department of Defense spends $80 million a year on prostate cancer research, $25 million a year on ovarian cancer research and $150 million a year on breast cancer research.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Per Congress’ number-crunchers
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, November 18th, 2013
Blame is shared, trend is clear
"The national debt is on track to double during Obama’s presidency."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Not a federal initiative, but some federal incentives
Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
The win that got away
Democrats already agreed to "a deal that Republicans wanted, that Eric Cantor said would be a win."
— Politifact National on Friday, October 11th, 2013
Goldman Sachs says so but many factors made it difficult to predict
The shutdown is projected to result in "$10 billion in costs to the economy per week."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Using an older CBO estimate
"According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing Obamacare would increase the budget deficit."
— Politifact New Hampshire on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Yes, though at the cost of 11 million more uninsured
"CBO reports that delaying the Obamacare individual mandate will reduce the deficit by $35 billion over ten years."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 9th, 2013
Claim gets a passing grade
"While fat-cat bureaucrats at the Department of Education are getting paid an average salary of $102,000 a year, teachers in Georgia are getting paid half of that."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Experts say he's right, though shutdowns are unpredictable
"Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Yes, but Obama attack not really on point
Rick Scott "invested $38 million in the Port of Jacksonville's vital Mile Point Project," which "covered missing federal funds for the project."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, July 26th, 2013