Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lawrence Journal-World publishes cartoon with discredited information

On May 26, the Journal-World published a Mike Luckovich cartoon that claims spending has gone up just 1.4% on President Obama's watch.

Luckovich's cartoon is based on an article by Rex Nutting, of MarketWatch, titled, “Obama spending binge never happened.” The liberal Washington Post has assigned Nutting's article three "Pinocchios." According to the Post, Nutting's was able to say spending has increase just 1.4% under Obama because he took much of 2009 out of Obama's column and assigned it to George W. Bush.

The Post also notes that Obama has proposed to spend MORE each year that he has been president than Congress ultimately approved.

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