Thursday, April 30, 2009

FACT CHECK: Obama Disowns Deficit He Helped Shape

Photo from The White House

From Myway News/AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) - "That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.

It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance.

And as a presidential candidate and president-elect, he backed the twilight Bush-era stimulus plan that made the deficit deeper, all before he took over and promoted spending plans that have made it much deeper still.

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My Comment: Some decent reporting from the AP .... finally.

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