In an interview on NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday, DC gun law felon (hopefully soon to be convicted) David Gregory spoke to Barack Obama and asked him “You signed this legislation setting up the fiscal cliff 17 months ago. How accountable are you for the fact that Washington can’t get anything done and that we are at this deadline again?” Obama not only shrugged it off, but he told a major whopper in the process.
“Well, I have to tell you, David,” Obama said. “If you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011. I campaigned on the promise of being willing to reduce the deficit in a serious way, in a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy while keeping middle class taxes low.”
Obama continued, “I campaigned on the promise of being willing to reduce the deficit in a serious way, in a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy while keeping middle class taxes low.”
“I put forward a very specific proposal to do that,” he said. “I negotiated with Speaker Boehner in good faith and moved more than halfway in order to achieve a grand bargain. I offered over a trillion dollars in additional spending cuts so that we would have two dollars of spending cuts for every one dollar of increased revenue. I think anybody objectively who’s looked at this would say that, you know, we have put forward not only a sensible deal but one that has the support of the majority of the American people, including close to half of Republicans.”
However, not only has this administration conducted “business as usual” for the past four years without a budget being passed through Congress, but we’ve had deficit spending of over $1 trillion each and every year of the Obama presidency. So he apparently increased spending by more than $1 trillion, not only in 2011, but in every year the man has been in office.
CNS News also affirms that the White House Office of Management and Budget reports that:
federal spending was not cut by $1 trillion in 2011. In fact, in fiscal 2010, federal spending was $3,456,213,000,000. In fiscal 2011, federal spending was $3,603,213,000,000. That was an increase of $147 billion.
While President Obama did not cut federal spending by $1 trillion in 2011, he did increase the debt by more than $1 trillion in that fiscal year. In fiscal 2011, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the federal deficit was $1,299,595,000,000. That was up from a deficit of $1,293,489,000,000 in fiscal 2010.
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