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FACT CHECK: Obama off on Thrifty Spending Claim (detailed debunking of Obama LIES)
ABC News ^ | May 26, 2012 | ANDREW TAYLOR

Posted on 05/25/2012 9:07:57 PM PDT by Innovative

The White House is aggressively pushing the idea that, contrary to widespread belief, President Barack Obama is tightfisted with taxpayer dollars.

"Federal spending since I took office has risen at the slowest pace of any president in almost 60 years," Obama said at a campaign rally Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.

A fairer calculation would give Obama much of the responsibility for an almost 10 percent budget boost in 2009, then a 13 percent increase over 2010-2013, or average annual growth of spending of just more than 3 percent over that period.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; spending
Please read and bookmark it, I am sure this will come up many more times.
1 posted on 05/25/2012 9:08:08 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

This is from ABC. I’m in Bizzaro world.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 9:30:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Terry Mross

Yes, I was surprised also that ABC would publish this.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 9:35:22 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Innovative
Wow.

I think the lie is so big, even ABC has to call bullish*t.

Sometimes a lie can just be too big.

4 posted on 05/25/2012 9:38:27 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Terry Mross
"This is from ABC. I’m in Bizzaro world.

My guess is this means that President Obama helped a Democratic controlled House run up even more of a deficit than previously thought and they are just trying to soften the public to what actually happened.

5 posted on 05/25/2012 9:40:16 PM PDT by Infralutheran
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To: Innovative

When the WashingtonPost and ABC news call him on his BS within 24 hours, he’s toast.


6 posted on 05/25/2012 9:40:54 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Gabrial

To paraphrase an old saying: “There are liars, there are d#^n liars, then there is Obama”


7 posted on 05/25/2012 9:41:15 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: All

See also:

The Truth about President Obama’s Skyrocketing Spending

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/24/the-truth-about-president-obamas-skyrocketing-spending/


8 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:14 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Humble Servant

Yes it does. Surprisingly fair evaluation too.

I’m going outside now to look at the flying pigs.


9 posted on 05/25/2012 9:54:38 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Innovative

Friday news dump and over a Holiday weekend too how nice


10 posted on 05/25/2012 10:07:45 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Innovative

You can make numbers mean anythiing you want it to.


11 posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:03 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Innovative
A lying thieving mudslime lied and stole from US again.

Is any one surprised?

12 posted on 05/25/2012 10:27:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Innovative

Ping for later


13 posted on 05/25/2012 10:40:51 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: Innovative

It’s bad for Obama when ABC is reporting the truth.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 10:50:31 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Humble Servant
WashingtonPost and ABC news call him on his BS

Yeah, sumpin's up. No way this is going to happen if obama is still in charge of the media. I wonder who put the contract out on obama? Clintons?

15 posted on 05/26/2012 2:30:27 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

The internal (real) polling must really stink.

There may be a point where even the LSM jettison this clown. Listen for the sound of a plank going out.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 3:44:07 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Tzimisce

It might be on their website, but is it on TV where the OLD CODGERS that see it??vote


17 posted on 05/26/2012 4:13:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Terry Mross

They don’t count his first year, which pretty much DOUBLED spending for tha\t year - since then, it has gone up a smaller percentage of the DOUBLED amount than others have done with a regular amount. So, his “smaller” raises in spending start out by DOUBLING past spending, then going up even more....


18 posted on 05/26/2012 5:22:00 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Terry Mross
This is from ABC. I’m in Bizzaro world

Seriously! Up is down, left is right! What is going on?
19 posted on 05/26/2012 6:11:29 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

” I wonder who put the contract out on obama? Clintons? “

Now you just may have something there.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 8:31:30 AM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Innovative

I had to re-check who this was written by. I thought I was going crazy for a minute, a real fact check by AP. Hmmpt!


21 posted on 05/26/2012 2:04:41 PM PDT by ColdOne (eI miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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