FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape

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  1. carpro

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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090429/D97SCPI00.html

    FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape

    Apr 29, 5:55 PM (ET)
    By CALVIN WOODWARD


    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.
     
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    he has never cared about the deficit, he said so when campaigning, told us he would drive it even higher, and it didn't matter.
     
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    Uh huh. But he still denies it is, in any way, his fault.

    Acts like a very typical liberal. Never take responsibility for anything you can lay off on someone else.
     
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    he might not think it's his fault, but he admitted he would drive the deficit higher then ever before, he didn't say someone else would, or had, but that he would. he just didn't care, nor does he care now.
     

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