Obama’s Chief of Staff Jack Lew Lied on CNN in Misleading Comments about Blaming Republicans fior the Democrat Controlled Senate’s Failure to Pass a Budget Resolution


YOU LIE!!!  Now you know what Barack Obama’s strategy will be for reelection … he and his minions are going to lie through their teeth.

Obama and the MSM, perfect together. White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, stated on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Feb. 12. 2012 that the GOP Senate was to blame for no budget being passed in the Senate and it would never get 60 votes. One would think that  Jack Lew who was the recent budget director for President Obama and also the budget director for former President Bill Clinton would be an expert on the budget and rules. So with all that experience one can only surmise that he flat out lied and tried to mislead the American people on CNN …

But we also need to be honest. You can’t pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes and you can’t get 60 votes without bipartisan support. So unless Republicans are willing to work with Democrats in the Senate, Harry Reid is not going to be able to get a budget passed. And I think he was reflecting the reality of that that could be a challenge.”

There is just one problem with Jack Lew’s comments. They are 100% false.60 votes are not needed in a budget reconciliation. They actually only require 51 votes or a simple majority. However, the WH did not dispute Lew’s misrepresentations but instead stated that he was only referencing the gridlock. REALLY? Last time I checked the Democrats held the Senate. You mean that Obama and Reid can’t get 51 votes in a Democrat controlled US Senate? Maybe Obama needs to look at his own party first when it comes to obstruction.

But the congressional budget resolution can be important because of a process known as reconciliation. If language is included in the budget resolution that directs a Congressional committee to meet certain spending or tax targets, then the resulting bill cannot be subject to filibuster (ie, needing 60 votes to end debate) and can pass with only a majority vote. (For more information on the budget process, see this excellent primer by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.)

More from Michelle Malkin and the lack of truth from the Obama administration.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Obama’s Chief of Staff Jack Lew Lied on CNN in Misleading Comments about Blaming Republicans fior the Democrat Controlled Senate’s Failure to Pass a Budget Resolution”

    1. Tamikosmom on February 13th, 2012 8:13 pm

      Reports: Media Matters head coordinates with White House, builds super PAC
      Published February 13, 2012

      The head of Media Matters for America — now out coordinating a new super PAC to help President Obama get reelected — is operating his nonprofit organization in close coordination with the Obama White House, a new investigative report out Monday says.

      David Brock, according to the Daily Caller, has collected a $250,000 annual salary for his work at MMFA, which includes daily screeds against Fox News Channel and other media outlets that allow conservative perspectives in their reporting.

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    2. SUPER DAVE on February 14th, 2012 10:58 am

      if a democrat opens it’s mouth, you can bet money that it will be a lie.

    3. dennisintn on February 18th, 2012 7:43 am

      he lied his way into the white house in ’08, so why would he even consider changing his way now.

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