Get ready: Obama may have chalked up another PolitiFact “Lie of the Year” award.
President Obama claimed that contrary to the widely-held perception that he’s a “big government, crazy liberal,” he actually welcomed regulatory reform in his administration.
At a National Governors Association luncheon Monday, the president asked the gathering to send him their lists of the “most illogical and frustrating” regulations enacted under his term in office.
“I don’t believe in regulations for regulations sake,” he told the governors. “[The idea that] somehow that I get a kick out of big government, is simply not the case.”
“It’s not like I get up every morning and say, ‘How can I add more work for me?'” he said. “If there’s something to stop doing or do better, we should change it.”
“We have been very stringent and very tight and our numbers all check out,” he said. “Even on some of the big regulations that you don’t like.”
“For those of you who think I’m just a big government, crazy liberal, we crunch some numbers around here. We take it very seriously.”
By the time he will leave the White House, the national debt will have doubled from $10 trillion to $20 trillion.
Right out of the gate, he added $1 trillion in stimulus funds that did nothing.
Regulations have spiked under this president. The Environmental Protection Agency is running headlong to destroy the coal industry, and regulate small lakes, streams and estuaries.
Add Obamacare, the takeover of the auto industry, and the list goes on and on.
The president holds Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” for his claim that under Obamacare, if you like your present plan and physician, you can keep them.
Get ready for number two.
Watch the C-SPAN clip via The Washington Times.
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