By Andrew Pillow
In the days following vice president picks by the presidential nominees, both sides very quickly seized the chance to attack each other’s choice.
One of the sources of contention was Mike Pence’s education record. Mike Pence insists that he made “record” investments in education. Hillary Clinton on the other hand claims Pence slashed education budgets.
While it is technically true that Mike Pence passed an education budget larger than any of the ones before he took office, his claim does not account for inflation.
The 2017 budget of $10 billion is the largest in nominal dollars, but when adjusted for inflation, it is actually smaller than some previous budgets.
But this according to Factcheck.org hardly qualifies as “slashing” the budget, making Hillary Clinton wrong as well.
It is important to note that the education budget was lowered in certain areas, but Clinton didn’t specify those areas when she made her claim. She just said “Indiana”, which Factcheck.org says makes her claim too broad to be one hundred percent true.
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