From an email I received from Liberty Counsel:
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
But make no mistake; the President has been caught in some real “whoppers” through this year’s post-speech fact checking process. We can learn a lot about how he intends to govern during his second term from reviewing a few of his most outrageous distortions of truth.
Barack Obama blamed Congress for passing the “sequestration” bill which, if not changed, will automatically slash spending budgets across the board – including deep cuts into defense spending – at the end of this month. He even called it “a really bad idea.”
Yet the original “sequestration” plan was hatched by President Obama and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jack Lew to force Republicans to cave on raising the debt ceiling!
Congress passed the proposed “sequestration” bill in the deal to raise the debt ceiling – and now the President’s chicken has come home to roost.
The President also told the nation – with a straight face, no less – that his programs created 6 million jobs in his first term.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that 6 million jobs have been “gained” – but just 1.2 million jobs have been created, a number far below expectations. Counter that statistic with the fact that the number of jobs available in the market is about 3.2 million less than before Obama took office.
The President claims that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare)… “is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.”
The IRS, just days ago, released a study that says that the cost of a minimal family healthcare policy could be $20,000 annually by 2016 under ObamaCare. That, Mr. President, is a dramatic increase in costs to every American family!
The President proclaimed… “Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion — mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans.”
This incredible number is reached through overt accounting “smoke and mirrors” and is disputed by a number of credible accounting firms and agencies.
The fact is, the United States debt now stands at over $16.5 trillion – up from $10.6 trillion when Mr. Obama took office. We continue to see trillion dollar deficits annually. Remember in 2009 when the President promised… “Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office”?
In the address Tuesday night, President Obama promised 29 new programs and outrageously claimed, “Nothing I’m proposing should increase the deficit by a single dime.”
Good luck on that one, Mr. President.