There is a post on the Leftist blog Crooks and Liars that gives new meaning to the website’s title.
The post provides charts that will supposedly show your “Right-Wing brother” just how wrong he is about his claims that Obama increased government spending and the deficit.
Here are the two charts I’d like to debunk:
Wow, it looks like Obama is a very austere POTUS and all these claims about increased government spending and deficits are just hogwash.
But the author performs a simple trick to make his case – He takes all the government spending in 2009 and attributes it to Bush.
It’s true, the Federal government spending in 2009 was set in 2008 but the author forgets about a little item in early 2009 that didn’t have anything to do with Bush – The 2009 Stimulus.
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