Obama: “I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011”

More pathological lies from Obama and David Gregory never follows up:

CNS NEWS – Host David Gregory asked Obama: “Well, you talk about dysfunction in Washington. 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 responded: “Well, I have to tell you, David, if you look at my track record over the last two years, I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011.

According to the White House Office of Management and Budget, 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.


Not even the White House OMB will back him up on this one – that’s how bad the lie is – yet no follow up from David Gregory. Nothing. Forget the 6+ trillion in under four years that Obama added to the debt.

I remember back in the good old days when the press seemed to care about our exploding deficits and debt and would have never let a president get away with such an obvious and blatant lie. Those were the days.

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