FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape. AP actually holds Obama accountable.
The AP actually holds Barack Obama’s feet to the fire. Full story here.
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.
Although no real mention of the protesters that should up in St. Louis today. The St. Louis Tea Party Association showed up to protest President Porkulus.
So well done to Calvin Woodward of the AP and to the St. Louis Tea Party Association.