In the State of the Union last night the White House attempted to go on the offense about how much the President’s new proposals would cost taxpayers. After fumbling the ball on spending over the last several days, the WH evidently decided that the best defense is a good offense.
“Tonight, I’ll lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework both parties agreed to just 18 months ago. Let me repeat – nothing I’m proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. It’s not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth,” Obama said in his address.
If President Obama’s claim that his proposals won’t cost taxpayers a single “dime” sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In 2009 President Obama promised Congress that Obamacare wouldn’t cost anything, either. And we all know how that turned out.
(h/t Dave Weigel)