WH, Pelosi contradict each other on whether or not U.S. has ‘spending problem’

The Democratic Party needs to get its story straight.

During a pre-taped interview aired on Fox News Sunday this weekend, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said it’s “almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem.”

But by Monday, the tune had changed, with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney directly contradicting Pelosi.

“Of course the President believes that we have a spending problem that is specifically driven by — and I think every economist whose insights into this area are worth the paper on which his or her PhD is printed would tell you that the principal driver when it comes to spending of our deficits and debt is healthcare spending — and that’s just a fact,” Carney said during a WH press briefing.

But the White House might also be contradicting President Obama’s previous stance on the topic.

During the fiscal cliff talks in late 2012 and early 2013, Obama said the U.S. doesn’t have a spending problem, according to Speaker of the House John Boehner.

“At one point several weeks ago, the President said to me, ‘We don’t have a spending problem,'” Boehner told The Wall Street Journal in early January.

So which is it? The Democrats need to make up their minds, it seems, because the ‘he said, she said’ is just embarrassing.

Comments

One Response to “WH, Pelosi contradict each other on whether or not U.S. has ‘spending problem’”

  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Everything they do is a contradiction , As a child I was told to always tell the truth that way you would never have to recall what you said last time.. Not many in this administration ever stood next to the truth and this little weasel Jay Carney is a supreme liar and word manipulator Better then Clinton himself.. Obama just read what is in front of him he s to dumb to think and word his own ideas.. And Old maid Pelosi is a total baldfaced lair

    This entire administration is based on lies Prue and simply.. Liars all of them and I guess they never heard the phrase you can fool some of the people some of the time But never can you fool all of the people all of the time .. What are they teaching in places of higher education now days ?

Leave a Reply

Walker plays April Fools' prank
Now that the 2016 presidential candidate announcement season is in full swing, likely candidate Scott Walker was able to play an April Fools’ Day prank of presidential proportions Wednesday morning. The Wisconsin Governor tweeted out that he had a “big announcement” coming up, reminiscent of  Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential announcement. Big announcement coming up at 10:00AM […]
Helen Mirren is absolutely 'anti-gun'
Well, you can add actress Helen Mirren’s name to the list of celebrities who love to shoot ‘em up on screen and rant about gun control off screen. Mirren gave a wide-ranging interview to Yahoo! Movies Monday where she spoke about everything from her love of Vin Diesel to her laundry style to her opinion […]
Tom Cotton objects to his SNL parody

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) had a problem with SNL’s spoof of him—but only because the actor selected to portray him was too short.

Maher tells PC liberals 'shut the f up'

Bill Maher's politics are not always the greatest. But when it comes to knocking down the liberal PC brigade, he is on point like no other.

SNL parodies Starbucks' race campaign

What if another company--say, Pep Boys (or Girls! Or Whatever!)--took on their own campaign to talk about gender and sexual identity?

White House

Carly Fiorina says there’s a ‘higher than 90 percent chance’ she’s running for president

Carly Fiorina’s 2016 campaign is all but certain now—and she’s making no secret as to whom she’ll be targeting.

White House promises not to use legal loophole to keep NSA spying alive if Patriot Act expires
If the Patriot Act expires, it will stop the National Security Agency’s bulk spying too. The Obama administration promised this week that it will not take advantage of a legal loophole to keep the NSA spying alive unless Congress re-authorizes the Patriot Act, Reuters reported. Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which authorizes the NSA to collect data on […]
In honor of National Puppy Day, here are the top 10 cutest presidential puppies

Today is National Puppy Day! To celebrate, we give you the top ten cutest puppies to grace the White House Lawn.

Obama: ‘By hook or by crook’ I’ll push my agenda through
This is probably not the smartest phrasing to use. President Obama had an interview with Huffington Post over the weekend and while much of the interview was his oft-repeated lines about how Republicans are the reason nothing is getting done in Washington, he added a new phrase about his legacy that is bound to raise […]
Obama tells Prince Charles that Americans like the royal family better than their own politicians

President Obama has admitted what we all already knew: Americans far prefer the Duchess of Cambridge to Michelle.

Congress

Harry Reid doesn't care that he lied about Romney
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) might have some regrets about his more than 30 years in Congress, but his baldfaced lies on the Senate floor about former presidential candidate Mitt Romney are not among them. Back in 2012, Reid accused Romney of not paying any taxes at all for the past 10 years without […]
Sen. Harry Reid will not seek re-election
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms. Reid, 75, who shepherded key Obama administration initiatives including the president’s health care law, lost his role as majority leader — […]
Schock: Lincoln faced challenges too
Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock (R- Ill.) gave his farewell speech on the House floor Thursday, promising that it was “not the end of a story, but rather the beginning of a new chapter.” While his own trials are more of the “Downton Abbey” decor and Katy Perry concert variety, Schock likened this tough time to that […]
Boehner, Pelosi read mean tweets
Taking a cue from Jimmy Kimmel’s famous “Mean Tweets” series, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) got in on the fun and read some mean tweets about themselves in a video for the 2015 Radio & Television Correspondents Association […]
GOP blocks Warren's student loan plan
THE HILL — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked an effort by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to attach an amendment aimed at lowering student loan rates to the budget. Senators voted 46-53 against Warren’s amendment to the Republican budget resolution. Warren’s amendment would have allowed people with college loan debt to refinance at interest rates from […]