January 28th, 2010
01:05 PM ET
4 years ago

PolitiFact: Obama overstates impact of pay-as-you-go

(PolitiFact) - Obama says "pay-as-you-go" was a big reason for record surpluses in 1990s

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  1. Justen in Florida

    Frankly, he overstated a great many things last night.

    January 28, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    This fact seems to be a matter of opinion, CNN. The other reason that we saw record surpluses during the Clinton administration was that our nation was prosperous and collecting plenty of tax dollars. Its both.

    January 28, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Ron in California

    New Obama pay as you go tax form

    Taxpayer 1040 pay as you go form
    How much did you earn last year
    Send it

    January 28, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Sam Sixpack

    The only thing that kept spending down was that neither Democrats nor Republicans had total control.

    Your truth-o-meter is a liar.

    January 28, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. sandy

    It's true in my eyes. All the past 8 years when the Republicans were spending like there was no tomorrow, noboby complained. Now that Obama is in office, they complain about every penny spent. I would like to know when the American people are going to stand up and defend this man for at least trying to get up back in shape. This is appalling to watch.

    January 28, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Keith

    Surplus? an illeged surplus that camr from someone who did not consider Pork spending part of the budget? How does it count against the deficit but not count as part of the budget? Add the pork Clinton keft out of his figures and you'll see there was NO surplus at all!

    January 28, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |