LAUGHABLE: Obama And Democrats Try To Blame Republicans For Bad Economy
Since assuming office, Obama has done nothing but expand the size of government and spend, spend, spend as Republicans have stood by helplessly yelling, stop!
With that in mind, I get a kick out of this…
White House: GOP responsible for contracting economy
White House press secretary Jay Carney laid the blame for a surprise economic contraction squarely at the feet of congressional Republicans Wednesday, saying economic threats during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations had prevented important defense spending.
“Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that’s Republicans in Congress,” Carney said.
The Commerce Department projected Wednesday that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Earth to Democrats and Obama… You broke the economy and you own it.
If you want someone to blame, look in a mirror.
The fact is, Democrats are just scrambling to escape blame.
In an attempt to get out in front of startling GDP contraction, Democrats are scrambling to blame the unanticipated growth plunge on spending cuts, not President Barack Obama’s trillions in federal spending that have accelerated the need for tightening the nation’s fiscal belt.
Last quarter, the U.S. economy grew at 3.1%. On Wednesday, the Commerce Department announced that the economy experienced negative growth in the fourth quarter of 2012 by -0.1%. By comparison, China’s fourth quarter GDP was up 7.9%.
Obama and the Democrats have nowhere to hide.
They haven’t even passed a damn budget in four years. Gee, could that be part of the problem? Duh.
UPDATE: Allahpundit has videos of Jay Carney peddling this feeble lie.