FLASHBACK: Obama Tells Congress He Doesn’t Believe In BIG GOVERNMENT (VIDEO)
President Obama is arguably the most liberal, big government president the United States has ever had, but just a few years ago, he claimed he wasn’t a fan of big government.
Seven years ago in his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama declared that he did not believe in “bigger government.”
“As soon as I took office, I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan by President’s Day that would put people back to work and put money in their pockets, not because I believe in bigger government–I don’t–not because I’m not mindful of the massive debt we’ve inherited–I am,” said Obama in his Feb. 24, 2009 speech to a joint session.
A week before this speech, Obama had signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), which the Congressional Budget Office estimated at that time would add $787 billion to the deficit.
Lying isn’t anything new for Obama, is it?