Skip to comments.Obama State of Union Fact Check
Posted on 01/28/2010 4:06:18 AM PST by Peter Andrew Conservative
This article has 23 Fact Checks on Obama's talk...Here is one of them
Obama State of the Union Fact Check # 6 Pretending to be a Budget Cutter The Budget Freeze That Wasnt! 1/27/2010 - The president formally announced his plan to supposedly freeze some spending for 3 years. He may call it a spending freeze but his plan does not freeze spending. Hes counting on you to think that when he says spending freeze it means spending will remain at the same level over the next few years. Thats not true. His idea of a spending freeze is that there wont be increases in the budget for some areas OVER AND ABOVE THE INCREASES already approved and scheduled to take place for those areas! Members of the audience laughed when he said he wouldnt be doing the freeze this year though! Gosh, he couldnt do that
its an election year! If the freeze was needed so badly, why wait? To make sure you understand, the present budget already calls for a percentage amount increase in these departments in coming years. Those percentage increases can continue under the Obama freeze. So, while it might be a slowing of growth (something I would support), you simply cannot call it a Budget Freeze. Also, the President tonight announced he wants to spend $4 billion more on education (or $12 billion over three years) nearly negating his entire savings form his so-called freeze.
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John McCain said during the campaign, ‘you don’t have to be afraid of Barack Obama’.
Man was he wrong!!
He said that as many times as he said he'd put legislative deliberations on C-Span.
hey McWuss can you say “Hussein” yet?....don’t be afraid
I don't think we could have fielded a worse candidate than him if we had set out to do so.
Wonder if that little piece of info is on YouTube.
Why Alito shook his head: Obama exaggerates impact of Supreme Court ruling on foreign companies Barely True
On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling striking down barriers to corporations spending money directly from their own treasuries to influence elections. The 5-4 decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission has drawn fire from President Barack Obama twice -- first in a weekly radio address and, now, during his State of the Union address.
The president told a joint session of Congress on Jan. 27, 2010, that "it's time to put strict limits on the contributions that lobbyists give to candidates for federal office. Last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests - including foreign corporations - to spend without limit in our elections. Well I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests, and worse, by foreign entities. They should be decided by the American people, and that's why I'm urging Democrats and Republicans to pass a bill that helps to right this wrong."
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