Obama and the Deficit
I was, to say the least, surprised to read a couple of comments posted last week that claimed FactCheck.org was asserting Barack Obama’s tax-and-spending plans would pay for themselves. I was even more surprised to read that FactCheck was supposedly basing its conclusions on TPC data. So, I looked it up.
The comments are wrong.
This is what FactCheck.org says about the Obama agenda:
“According to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, 'without substantial cuts in government spending' Obama’s plan– and McCain's, too–“would substantially increase the national debt over the next ten years.” Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor told FactCheck.org that the Tax Policy Center's analysis “fails to take in account Senator Obama's spending cuts, including ending the Iraq war.” That's true, but Obama's proposed cuts are dwarfed by the Tax Policy Center's projected deficits. Obama’s new spending programs might be completely offset by new revenue and spending cuts. But overall spending will still exceed overall revenue, and the nation would face at least 10 more years of annual deficits.”
Seems pretty clear to me.