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PolitiFact: Rand Paul's attack on Rubio spending proposals is largely accurate



After the Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, PolitiFact Wisconsin fact-checked Rand Paul's attack on Marco Rubio's major proposals.

"We have to decide what is conservative and what isn't conservative. Is it fiscally conservative to have a trillion-dollar expenditure? We're not talking about giving people back their tax money. He's talking about giving people money they didn't pay. It's a welfare transfer payment," Paul said of Rubio’s tax credit plan. "So, here's what we have. Is it conservative to have $1 trillion in transfer payments -- a new welfare program that's a refundable tax credit? Add that to Marco's plan for $1 trillion in new military spending, and you get something that looks, to me, not very conservative."

Paul left out that the $1 trillion numbers are over 10 years. But other than that, he's right that Rubio has proposed a major tax credit plan and that Rubio wants significant increases to military spending. We rated Paul's statement Mostly True.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:16pm]


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