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Washington Post: Carney's Payroll-Tax-Cut Statements Misleading

Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 12:53 PM

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Claims by President Barack Obama’s spokesman that House Republican plans to extend the payroll tax cuts would result in cuts to education, veterans and clean energy programs offer a “case study” in how politicians “make claims that are designed to mislead and confuse voters,” The Washington Post reported in a fact check of the assertions.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the GOP proposal “makes harmful cuts to things like education, that strengthen middle-class security. Their plan seeks to put the burden on working families, while giving a free pass to the wealthiest and big corporations, by protecting their loopholes and subsidies.”

The Post noted that the Congressional Budget Office took a look at the plan and “no matter where you look in the CBO score, you cannot find cuts for education, energy or veterans.

“Administration officials say that Carney was merely offering an illustrative list of what could be cut, but it certainly did not sound like that,” the Post concluded. “He spoke with certainty, decrying the ‘burden on working families’ that would result from the House GOP bill.

“We make no judgment on which approach is better for extending the payroll tax cut. Certainly the discretionary budget caps are already reaching possibly unrealistic levels, particularly 10 years from now. But Carney’s rhetoric is over the top — given the relatively small amounts of money involved and the uncertainty about what future Congresses will do.”


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