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Mitt Romney: "President Obama's suggested reduction in spending for next year: $0."

Posted by Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On April - 20 - 2012 News Politics

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mitt Romney says Barack Obama’s “suggested reduction in spending for next year” is zero

In an effort to relate the federal budget to a typical family’s budget, the Mitt Romney presidential campaign posted an explanatory graphic on April 17, 2012. It concludes with this claim "President Obama's suggested reduction in spending for next year: $0." We decided to see whether that’s accurate. As its source, the graphic pointed to Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2013. This document, produced annually, is usually considered an opening volley rather than a final set of numbers, particularly when the president and Congress are controlled by different parties. Congress …

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