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Harry Reid twice wrong on ‘$2.6 trillion’ cuts in ‘This Week’ interview

Home - by - February 7, 2013 - 08:45 America/New_York - 9 Comments

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FactCheck.org called out Senator Harry Reid for being doubly wrong in his claim that Congress has already cut $2.6 trillion from projected future deficits by reducing non-defense programs alone.

The site explained that not only did the legislation he referred to applied to both security and non-security spending, but that a considerable part of the deficit reduction came from tax increases and not spending cuts.

The worst part? The senator made the same erroneous statement twice. Reid made the affirmations on ABC’s “This Week” on Feb. 3rd, were he also added that further deficit reduction should include more tax increases and cuts in military spending.

“The American people need to understand that it’s not as if we’ve done nothing for the debt. $2.6 trillion, $2.6 trillion already we’ve made in cuts. And all those cuts have come from non-defense programs. We need to keep our eye on the prize and continue doing something about spending, but I think that what we need to do is do some of the things that Mitt Romney talked about. He said there’s some low-hanging fruit; there are a lot of tax loopholes that should be closed. I agree with him. We haven’t done that.,” he said.

Later on, after host George Stephanopoulos probed the Senator on the issue, he repeated his claim saying,

“I repeat: $2.6 trillion already, all coming from non-defense. If we’re going to have a sequester, defense is going to have to do their share”

Read more: http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/02/06/Harry-Reid-twice-wrong-on-26-trillion-cuts-in-This-Week-interview-VIDEO/5911360174331/#ixzz2KBbj1flJ

 

» 9 Comments

  1. Claudia

    February 7th, 2013

    Ha! Looks like a forked tongue sticking out from the corner of his mouth!

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 7th, 2013

    Ahhh. Hawkeye Claudia!
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    Is there an app. for posterizing any photo into a Shepard-Fairey-quadcolor? See an awful lot of them done exactly the same.

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  3. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 7th, 2013

    The man is a souless, pathological liar – a common trait among dempocraps. He doesn’t flinch, blink or have any compunction whatsoever.

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  4. thirdtwin

    February 7th, 2013

    And yet, thanks to the MSM, “2.6 Trillion in Cuts” is already pulsing in the amygdalas of lo info voters, and the higher-functioning among them are starting to repeat the mantra around the water-cooler, in comments sections and letters to the editor, and on the phone to talk-radio.

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  5. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 7th, 2013

    Doesn’t matter!! Obama 2016!

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  6. thirdtwin

    February 7th, 2013

    “Two Trillions in cuts…Obama cut mah taxiss!!”

    “It’s not a tax cut, he didn’t cut anything, and you don’t even pay taxes.”

    “Then where mah check at?”

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  7. eternal cracker p

    February 7th, 2013

    Yesterday I was going to max out my credit card at $2.6 trillion. Today, I decided against it.

    That’s how I saved YOU $2.6 trillion.

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  8. Jerry Manderin

    February 7th, 2013

    Dirtbag needs a dirt nap.

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  9. UNCLE KINK

    February 7th, 2013

    Harry Reid is a bastard. Commie Pig!

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