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Another weekly roundup of Romney’s falsehoods

It’s time for another edition of our regular Friday feature on Mitt Romney’s aversion to truth.

As usual, OUR SOURCE is progressive blogger Steve Benen. Be sure to check the bottom of Steve’s post for links to 23 previous collections of Mitt’s mendacity.

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  1. expdoc

    The weekly roundup of Obama lies. The same lie that cost a President named Bush his job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ5fOsyj-bk

  2. expdoc

    Here are some more.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/fact-check-crossroads-ad-hits-obama-for-broken-promises/

    ISSUE #3: HEALTH CARE PLANS

    Obama: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan.” (Washington, D.C.; June 2009) / Crossroads Narrator: “Broken. Millions could lose their health care coverage and could be forced into a government pool.”

    The Facts:

    The president’s health care law does not force individuals to change their health plans or mandate certain groups into a “government pool.”

    But that doesn’t mean the law won’t drive people from their current insurance plan.

    Conditions created by the law will result in some Americans having to get a new plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation.

    “Because of the ACA, about 3 million to 5 million fewer people, on net, will obtain coverage through their employer each year from 2019 through 2022 than would have been the case under prior law,” the groups reported in March.

    *snip*

    ISSUE #4: DEFICIT CUTS

    Obama: ”Today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.” (Washington, D.C.; February 2009) / Crossroads Narrator: “Broken. Because he hasn’t even come close.”

    The Facts:

    President Obama has not and will not cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.

    The president noted in that 2009 speech the Obama administration inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. The 2013 budget the president submitted in February does not come close to meeting his promise of reducing the deficit to $650 billion for fiscal year 2013.

    Obama projects a $901 billion deficit in 2013. That would follow a $1.3 trillion deficit in 2011 and $1.15 trillion deficit in 2012.

    The administration projects that its 2013 budget, if enacted, would reduce deficits by $4 trillion over 10 years.

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