We’ve heard a lot of dishonest statements from politicians over time.
But this one takes the cake.
Barack Obama told a gullible and dumb Democrat audience tonight,
“I’m running to pay down our debt in a way that’s balanced and responsible.”
Barack Obama added $5 trillion to national debt in a little over 3 years.
Soon to be $6 trillion.
Barack Obama and Democrats added over One Trillion Dollars to the annual Federal Budget in the last 4 years.
That’s at least a 30% increase in federal spending in just 3 years.
It’s what Obama calls “balanced and responsible.”
And, of course, the media is going to carry his water for him and continued this blatant lie in their report.
At a fundraiser for his re-election campaign in Denver tonight, President Obama set out to upend conventional Republican wisdom that his administration has been defined by excessive government spending.
“I’m running to pay down our debt in a way that’s balanced and responsible. After inheriting a $1 trillion deficit, I signed $2 trillion of spending cuts into law,” he told a crowd of donors at the Hyatt Regency. “My opponent won’t admit it, but it’s starting to appear in places, like real liberal outlets, like the Wall Street Journal: Since I’ve been president, federal spending has risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years. Think about that.”
Obama was referring to an analysis released this week by Rex Nutting, a reporter for CBS MarketWatch who is also affiliated with the Wall Street Journal. Nutting concluded that Obama has presided over the slowest growth in federal spending in decades.
“Government spending under Obama, including his signature stimulus bill, is rising at a 1.4 percent annualized pace – slower than at any time in nearly 60 years,” Nutting wrote, citing data from the Congressional Budget Office, Office of Management and Budget and an independent financial firm.
“The big surge in federal spending happened in fiscal 2009, before Obama took office. Since then, spending growth has been relatively flat,” he wrote. “Over Obama’s four budget years, federal spending is on track to rise from $3.52 trillion to $3.58 trillion, an annualized increase of just 0.4 percent. There has been no huge increase in spending under the current president, despite what you hear.”
The Enterprise Blog has the correct figures.
If Americans are stupid enough to believe this hogwash then we deserve no better than liar Barack Obama. Tonight’s speech was so dishonest it was insulting.