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Obama the budget cutter.

Welcome to VoteFacts.  President Obama told us Wednesday night that he has focused  on budget cutting,

"I worked with Democrats and Republicans alike to cut a trillion dollars out of our discretionary domestic budget."

(View video in its entirety by dragging start button backward.  Quote begins at 28 minutes, 2 seconds)

We have addressed all four of the presidents budgetary proposals here before.  But with this statement, is President Obama  talking about the automatic cuts from the Budget Control Act of 2011?  If so, the only problem is that he left those very cuts out of his FY 2013 budget and so, had his own budget passed, those cuts never would have happened. Don't believe us ?  Here's what  the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office had to say: 

Automatic procedures specified by last year's Budget Control Act are set to go into effect in January 2013 and reduce spending in subsequent years. The President's budget does not include those reductions, thereby boosting outlays relative to the current-law baseline by $1.0 trillion over the next 10 years.   CBO, Pages 3-4

So, as always, we put it to you.  Do you think the President is trying to play by  the facts?  Or, has the campaign trail given him a predilection for the fiction?



VoteFacts original post date:  October 5, 2012
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