Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Top Five False Claims from Obama’s Address to Congress**

**= Not including the assertion that the “stimulus” bill was free of earmarks

ATR has put together a press releases debunking the top five false claims made in Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.

Here is an example of just one of the claims:

CLAIM #1: "...not because I believe in bigger government – I don’t."
FACT: When Obama took the oath of office, federal spending for 2009 was on track to be about 22 percent of GDP, according to the CBO. Now with the passage of the trillion dollar Pelosi-Reid-Obama spending and debt plan, spending could hit 30 percent of GDP this year. That would be the highest level since World War II, and the biggest one year jump since Pearl Harbor. If that's not a belief in bigger government, then what is?

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