Skip to comments.WAPO CONFIRMS: WH’S FAVORITE REPORT IS ‘BS’ (WaPo debunks Nutting's "low spending Obama" meme
Posted on 05/25/2012 4:00:54 PM PDT by DesScorp
President Obama referenced a dubious statistical report at a campaign event on Thursday, claiming: Since Ive been president, federal spending has actually risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years.
The claim was drawn from a MarketWatch post by Rex Nutting titled Obama spending binge never happened, which has been resoundingly debunked and discredited by a number of experts.
White House press secretary Jay Carney cited the same report on Wednesday when he told reporters that Obama has demonstrated significant fiscal restraint and urged members of the media not to buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration.
Carney said any reporting to the contrary could only be the result of sloth and laziness.
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Posts in-house fact checker, joined the list of critics calling BS on Carneys comments, in a Friday post titled The facts about the growth of spending under Obama.
First of all, there are a few methodological problems with Nuttings analysis, Kessler writes. Especially the beginning and the end point.
Using more accurate data from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, Kessler calculates that the actual growth rate of federal spending under Obama (5.2 percent) is nearly four times larger than Nuttings estimate (1.4 percent). And thats based on the amount the federal government actually spent since 2009, not what Obama proposed to spend.
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A text book example of a sociopathic liar.
This gives “those who worship him” another reason to rally around him. The press is lying about their leader.
whoa..that’s Carney’s first lie !
The media should start touting Hillary for President.
If anything, ijust for the entertainment value.
under this new dem system of measurement, I gues Bush is better than Clinton? Under DEM new job saved/created metric Bush was a great president
so the Big Lie failed. That’s encouraging.
Hey, Barry baby, when WaPo calls you on your BS the second day out, you’re in deep doo-do.
It’s the Democrat way: someone writes something in a “news” paper report (or magazine), either dubious or a suggestion, that then gets quoted by a (Dem) politician as fact and the rest of the “news” media report it as such and voila! Instant made-up “fact” goes mainstream.
Bush's last budget? a deficit of trillion+ dollars?
Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (H.R. 1105, Pub.L. 111-8), signed into law on March 11, 2009.
March 11, 2009. That was the date the federal budget for FY2009 was signed. March 11, 2009.
My recollection of the final Bush budget was that it had not been finalized at the time of election 2008. The Dems got overwhelming control of the House and they got control of the Senate and Obama was the president-elect.
The Dems demanded and Bush agreed that Obama and the Democrats would be responsible for the 2009 budget.
The budget was signed into law on March 11, 2009
All the liberal, Obama-bot, Bush-haters who daily call talk radio to spout the tedious lie that Bush's last budget deficit was 1.something trillion dollars are nutjobs --
or the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (H.R. 1105, Pub.L. 111-8), signed into law on March 11, 2009 is not the federal budget?
Internet sources put the FY2008 deficit at about $500 billion. That was Bush's last budget, I believe.
There are few neuroses that the left does not embrace as noble states of mind.
You would suppose in error. Now, go tell Romney he’s ruining the ticket so it’s time to get off and let a real politician run!~
Obama’s fights grow deeper and deeper. I think it is nice to see that a few light bulbs are going off in the mainstream media. It must be a frightening wake up to realize that it is indeed a monster that they worship.
Chart of the Day (from 4/27/12)
Show 1Q 2012, it took $2.52 debt to create $1 of GDP. Debt deflation is still alive and very active.
Exactly. Once it is in print, liberals believe it to be gospel.
Who is the "real politician"?
He gives entirely too many people an excuse to just stay home and not vote.