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Lie of the Day: Progressives Pretend Obama Isn't a Big Spender

david66 Wrote: May 25, 2012 11:52 AM
Before the democrats are thru lying it will be Bush who is the gay instead of obama and Bush the one to pass the new gay marriage bill. If it comes from a democrats mouth praising democrats it's a lie. Now obama is claiming to be a Catholic instead of a muslim. Next he'll be a baptist. The guy can't tell the truth.
It made the rounds on the blogosphere. It got fact-checked by Politico. White House spokesman Jay Carney cited it. It's the latest left-wing talking point that President Obama has actually put a slow to the growth of government spending.

And it's completely false.

(This despite Politifact's "Mostly True rating. But who's surprised by that?)

Started by Rex Nutting at Marketwatch, the claim goes something like this:

Although there was a big stimulus bill under Obama, federal spending is rising at the slowest pace since Dwight Eisenhower brought the...