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September 26, 2012

What About Your Lies? Part II

I'm not big on quoting the Washington Post's "fact checker" Glenn Kessler regardless of how his "rulings" come down because he's simply an opinion columnist masquerading as a "fact checker". Sometimes though, it's too delicious to pass up.

Here is a report on his Four Pinocchio ruling on Obama's claim that George Bush is responsible for 90% of the current debt.

Obama, in a telephone interview with The Des Moines Register yesterday, said: “When you look at why the debt exploded under my watch, it’s because somebody else ran the tab before I got into office. Essentially 90 percent of the increase in debt is two wars on a credit card, two tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for and a massive recession that required extraordinary measures, brought much less revenue in and required a lot more revenue going out in the form of things like unemployment insurance.”

The Washington Post’s Fact Check gave the 90 percent claim, which Obama has stated repeatedly, four Pinocchios for its lack of truth.

In a report published today, Fact Check’s Glenn Kessler broke down the disappearance of the surplus and the rise of deficits.

About 27 percent of the problem can be tied to Obama policies in 2009, about 35 percent in 2010 and 44 percent in 2011, Kessler found.

“We are not trying to make excuses for the fiscal excesses of the Bush administration — and Congress — in the last decade. But at some point, a president has to take ownership of his own actions,” the report says.

Obama take responsibility for his actions? That's flat out racism.


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