Is House Speaker John Boehner a liar?
THIS GUY says he is:
Contrary to Boehner’s spokesman’s claim that “every economist” agrees with the need for immediate cuts in government spending, there is an essentially limitless supply of economists on the left, on the right, and in between who argue the exact opposite. Nobel Prize-winning economists. Economists who have run the OMB and CBO and CEA and Treasury Department; economists who work at investment banks and elite universities.
There is simply no conceivable way that John Boehner and his spokesman don’t know this. They must. They’re lying. And it’s a lie that has driven the nation’s economic strategy for two years, as policymakers and politicians in both parties have prioritized deficits over jobs, with negative consequences for both. Not only does a wide array of the nation’s most accomplished economists disagree with the Boehner approach, the actual results of that approach have shown it to be a failure.