Email, response to PolitiFact Texas, Scott Gosnell, deputy press secretary, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, Aug. 27, 2012

11:19 am

Sen. Cornyn was making the point that out of the 8-point increase in outlays between 2001-2009, the majority of that increase (5.5 points) occurred in just three years – 2007-2009 – the same three years the Democrats controlled both chambers and then the WH in 2009. The point is: the huge jump in outlays occurred with D’s in charge.




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Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:14:11 -0400

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Subject: Following up


I am following up because it looks to me like Bush was president all but one of Sen. Cornyn’s cited nine years while Republicans held the House majority for six of the nine years and a Senate majority for about four years and seven months of the nine years, with Democrats holding the majority for about four years and five months.


In his Facebook post, the senator said Democrats controlled Congress and the White House.









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