Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:51 AM
TomCADem (7,997 posts)
Reality versus GOP Talking Points -"Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower?" Obama
It just amazes me how during the Sunday News shows interviewers quietly sit and listen to Republicans accuse President Obama as being a big spending Democrat who has not cut spending. Not only have trillions already been cut, but the fact of the matter is that President Obama is the smallest government spending since Eisenhower. The President, Nancy Pelosi, and Democrats have pointed this out, but the media continues to push a false equivalency as if this fact were merely a matter of political opinion.
Yet, here is Forbes of all magazines, confirming that President Obama is hardly a big spender. True, President Obama would like to fund more programs, but the fact of the matter is that we are spending less than ever in modern history.
Itís enough to make even the most ardent Obama cynic scratch his head in confusion.
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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:26 AM
pangaia (8,054 posts)
4. I agree with the argument 100%.
But I think the chart refers to GROWTH in spending.. picky, picky me. But if any repub picks up on this chart vs 'spending' as an actual amount they will be all over us like brown on rice.
Of course we are STILL working with reality whereas ' our distinguished colleagues on the other side' are not.