Skip to comments.Morning Examiner: Obama’s budget lies
Posted on 02/13/2012 7:46:48 AM PST by Qbert
White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew appeared on all five Sunday talk shows yesterday to defend the budget President Obama will release today. On two of those shows, CNNs State of the Union and NBCs Meet the Press, Lew flat out lied about the Democrats failure to pass a budget since Obamacare became law.
First on Meet the Press, David Gregory asked: Heres a stat that a lot of people may not know, but its pretty striking. The number of days since Senate Democrats passed a budget is 1,019. Can you just explain as a former budget director, how do you fund the government when theres no budget?
Lew replied: Well, you know, one of the things about the United States Senate that I think the American people have realized is that it takes 60, not 50 votes to pass something. And there has been Republican opposition to anything that Senate Democrats have tried to do.
Later on CNN, Candy Crowley asked...
Both Crowley and Gregory let Lews statement go by unchallenged. It fell to ABC News Jake Tapper to fact check the White House. He reported, Thats not accurate. Budgets only require 51 Senate votes for passage, as Lew former director of the Office of Management and Budget surely must know. White House officials did not dispute that Lew misspoke.
Maybe if Lew had made this statement on just one program, it would be believable that he misspoke. The fact that he made the statement on two programs, and that he is the former director of the Office of Management and Budget, shows that he both knew his statement was false, and he intended to make the false statement...
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Budjet lies only?
Pretty much everything that comes out of that quota baby is a lie.
A liberal lied? Shocking!
The truth is the demoncrats didn’t even bring a budget up for a vote for over a 1,000 days.
And it was the demoncrats who put in the 60 vote rule to shut off debate and get to the real voting.
But I don’t think they are going to blame themselves for the grid lock.
Let me be the 2nd: IT’S OBAMA’S FAULT!