Mar 31, 2011

Carney Falsely Claims That The President’s 2012 Budget Addresses “Drivers Of Our Long-Term Debt”

At today’s briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed that President Obama’s FY2012 budget begins to address some of the “drivers of our long-term debt.”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Claimed That The President’s FY2012 Budget Proposal Addresses Some Of The “Drivers Of Our Long-Term Debt.” CARNEY: “Whatever pieces are a part of the pie—slices are a part of the pie in the CR for 2011 will not satisfy the need to more broadly address tax reform, tax expenditures, Medicare, Medicaid, strengthening Social Security, and some of the other drivers of our long-term debt. Those issues will remain on the table. I would point to the President’s FY2012 budget proposal that actually contains some of those issues within them.” (Press Secretary Jay Carney, Remarks At White House Press Briefing, Washington, D.C., 3/31/11)

That would be the same budget that would add more than $9 trillion in deficits and was widely panned by the media and budget experts for its failure to take on the long-term drivers of our deficit …