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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.

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