AP Hilarity: “Romney ignores a huge recession and other causes of nation’s mounting debt”

Posted by on May 16, 2012 at 7:11 am

Ignoring the nation’s mounting debt could really hurt Mitt Romney’s re-election chances.

Oh, wait, he’s not the president. Yet.

When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney decried the “prairie fire” of U.S. debt Tuesday, he ignored some of the sparks that set it ablaze.

One was the Great Recession that took hold before Barack Obama became president. That landmark event went unmentioned in Romney’s speech. Another was a series of Bush-era tax cuts that Romney wants to follow with even lower rates.

Instead he laid the blame on Obama, a president who has certainly increased the nation’s eye-popping debt — but not, as Romney claimed, by nearly as much as all other presidents combined.

They admit Obama has added $5 trillion to the debt. But it’s Romney’s fault or something.

H/T John E.

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2 Responses to “AP Hilarity: “Romney ignores a huge recession and other causes of nation’s mounting debt””

  1. Blue Hen on 16/16/12 at 9:11 am

    And note that they’re still pushing the “Boooooosh-era tax cuts”. As if cuting spending to compensate was against a Holy Writ. As if Dems didn’t vote for the spending during the Booooooosh era. Dems like…oh, I dunno…… Obama and Biden?

  2. SpideyTerry on 16/16/12 at 10:22 pm

    What’s funny is their dopey, biased article actually has “fact check” in the title. What, did Politifact come up with this garbage?