“Gill calls it ‘foolishness’ to balance the federal budget every year.” (IL US House)

Claim: “Gill calls it ‘foolishness’ to balance the federal budget every year.”

Ad(s): “Out There”

Sponsor(s): National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)

Air Dates: Sept. 21-pres.

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $22,175

Markets:   Champaign, IL

Stations:   WAND, WCCU, WCIA, WICD

FactCheck.org Summary: “The NRCC claims Gill called it ‘foolishness’ to balance the federal budget ‘every year.’ And that’s true, he did. But Gill also said it was ‘necessary’ to balance the budget ‘over time'” leaving flexibility for ‘unexpected disasters or wars.’

Gill: Balancing the budget over a period of time is necessary, but requiring this annually is foolishness, given the potential for unexpected disasters or wars. Targeted stimulus funding can frequently result in a net gain of dollars for the government.”

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