Says budget savings by reducing pay and benefits for federal employees total $103 billion over 10 years -- more than $50,000 per worker.
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 17th, 2012
Some rhetorical flair, but still on point
Budget analysts say the looming tax hikes and spending cuts would "take us into a recession and kill jobs."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
A broken promise
Says Barack Obama "said when he was running for office four years ago that he would halve the annual deficit by the end of his first term. That simply has not happened."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Relying on short-term fixes
"We haven’t passed a budget in more than three years and not a single appropriations bill has been brought to the floor this year."
— Politifact Tennessee on Friday, September 28th, 2012
It's 82 percent, and has been growing
A poll conducted in Egypt revealed that 80 percent of Egyptians oppose receiving foreign aid from the United States.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Not since April 2009
"The Senate has not passed a budget in more than three years, not a good budget, not a bad budget, no budget."
— Politifact New Jersey on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Enough cash to make the landscape green
"$16 trillion (the national debt) in $1 bills would cover the entire state of Ohio nearly 1.5 times."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Ryan acknowledged as much in June
Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attacked the president for "the same amount of Medicare savings that (Ryan) had in his own budget."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Both sides trying to reduce future spending
Says Paul Ryan's budget relies on the same $700 billion in savings from Medicare that Mitt Romney and other Republicans have been attacking Democrats about.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
A clean bill of health for this claim
"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, July 30th, 2012
We’re feeding kids cheese from Missouri and Minnesota
"Oregon schools receive millions of dollars per year in federal school lunch assistance and yet they are required to spend that money almost anywhere but Oregon."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, June 29th, 2012
Bipartisan effort has helped veterans
President Obama budget request for veterans is "more than double the amount in constant dollars appropriated in 1980, when the veterans population was larger by a third."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, June 4th, 2012
Strange but true
"The Republican from Georgia [U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston], he hasn’t even been to a NASCAR race."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
"Over the past five years the federal government has paid out $601 million in retirement and disability benefits to deceased former federal employees."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Truth-O-Meter rewards this claim for precision
"The Democrat-controlled Senate, it hasn't passed a budget in more than 1,000 days."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
But a rosier scenario also exists
Says the Congressional Budget Office has estimated "every penny of the federal budget will go to interest on the debt and entitlement spending by 2025."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
No quick fix to balance the books
The Buffett Rule "will bring in less than $5 billion per year. ... Enough to pay one week’s interest on the national debt."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, April 23rd, 2012
There's lots and lots of 'em
"The federal government owns tens of thousands of properties that are vacant or underused."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, April 20th, 2012
Audit? What audit?
Says the Pentagon has never passed a financial audit. In fact, the Pentagon is exempt from a federal law that requires all federal agencies to complete annual audits.
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, April 13th, 2012
GOP says Ways and Means will work it out
"Republicans in Congress refuse to list a single tax loophole they are willing to close."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 5th, 2012