Recall that contraception kerfuffle came to the fore the Friday before the president released his FY 2013 budget. Even then, the White House numbers forecast deficits in 2018 higher than the “astounding” figure Bob Schieffer cited in 2008, leading the then-Democratic nominee to reiterate his pledge of a “net spending cut” and vowing, not “to go back to our profligate ways.”
Well, it seems that Miss Rosy Scenario crafted those bleak figures in the White House budget:
President Obama’s 2013 budget would add $3.5 trillion to annual deficits through 2022, according to a new estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
It also would raise the deficit next year by $365 billion, according to the nonpartisan office.
The CBO estimate is in sharp contrast to White House claims last month that the Obama budget would reduce deficits by $3.2 trillion over the next decade.
No, wonder his team is trying to drag out the Democratic narrative of an Republican War on Women. Only “32% of women say they will definitely vote for Obama in 2012“. And since 36% of women plan to definitely vote against them, they need to try to sway the remaining 32%. And demonizing Republicans is a lot easier than defending an irresponsible federal budget.