Facts? Obozo don't need no steeeeenkin' Facts!
We are not trying to make excuses for the fiscal excesses of the Bush
administration — and Congress — in the last decade. But at some point, a
president has to take ownership of his own actions.
certainly inherited an economic mess, and that accounts for a large part
of the deficit. But Obama pushed for spending increases and tax cuts
that also have contributed in important ways to the nation’s fiscal
deterioration. He certainly could argue that these were necessary and
important steps to take, but he can’t blithely suggest that 90 percent
of the current deficit “is as a consequence” of his predecessor’s
policies — and not his own.
As for the citing of the discredited
MarketWatch column, we have repeatedly urged the administration to rely
on estimates from official government agencies, such as the White House
budget office. It is astonishing to see the president repeat this faulty
claim once again, as if it were an established fact.
No, it's not "astonishing."
It's what he does.
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he can’t blithely suggest that 90 percent of the current deficit “is as a consequence” of his predecessor’s policies — and not his own.
Sure he can.
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