FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape
WASHINGTON (AP) - "That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.
It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance.
And as a presidential candidate and president-elect, he backed the twilight Bush-era stimulus plan that made the deficit deeper, all before he took over and promoted spending plans that have made it much deeper still.
Obama met citizens at an Arnold, Mo., high school Wednesday in advance of his prime-time news conference. Both forums were a platform to review his progress at the 100-day mark and look ahead.
This is an article well worth reading. It goes on to fact check 3 of the claims he made yesterday. Turns out he wasn't entirely on the up and up.
The thing that is most amazing about the article is it wasn't on Fox News. What are the libs going to whine about now? Any criticism put forth by Fox, no matter how well documented, is dismissed as a partisan attack. It's going to get harder and harder to explain away his ineptitude when the rest of the media starts catching up with Fox.