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

greekdish Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 12:14 AM
Liberal mythology. Bush was never warned specifically about planes being flown into airplanes. Hindsight is 20/20... but in your case, 100/100.... absolutely blind.
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...