None of the hosts on the Sunday Morning talk shows called White House senior adviser on his false claims about Obama's deficit plans

Besides the expected attacks on Republicans wanting to help high income individuals with tax cuts, David Plouffe pretty much gave the same incorrect statement to all the Sunday morning talk show hosts yesterday. From Fox News Sunday:

PLOUFFE: Well, first, on the 2012 budget, that would be $1 trillion of deficit reduction over the next decade and lowest level of domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower. And he said it in the State of the Union, that was just a start. We're going to have to do more.

From Meet the Press:

MR. PLOUFFE: Well, let me say what the president has done and, and will say. His budget he just put out for next year would reduce $1 trillion over the next 10 years. It would bring domestic spending to the lowest level since President Eisenhower . Many of the debt commission 's and deficit commission 's suggestions were in the president's budget. . . . [The Republican proposal] cuts our energy investments at a time we're dealing with high gas prices by 70 percent. So we're obviously not going to sign on with that approach. But what's clear is, like on any issue in Washington, we have divided government. So we're going to have to bring leaders together and figure out where we can find compromise.

From This Week with Christiane Amanpour:

PLOUFFE: If you look at his budget for 2012, which he announced around the state of the union. It would actually reduce the deficit a trillion dollars in the next 12 year, it would bring ,spending down to the lowest since dwight eisenhower. The president's commitment to spending reduction is absolutely firm. But how we do that, we've got to make sure that we are not hurting our ability for our people to get the education they need to compete with people in beijing and bangalore that we're investing in research and , development, that we're investing in infrastructure, so that's going to be his approach going forward.

From CNN's State of the Union:

Look, his budget for next year, which he laid out around the State of the Union, would reduce the deficit by over $1 trillion in the next decade, bring spending to the lowest level since Eisenhower. . . .

OK, so what is the truth? The Congressional Budget Office already reported that Obama's newest budget plans will increase debt by $1.2 trillion, not cut it by $1.1 trillion as the president claims.



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