FACT CHECK: Obama disowns deficit he helped shape

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - "That wasn't me," President Barack Obama said on his 100th day in office, disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on Day One.

    It actually was him - and the other Democrats controlling Congress the previous two years - who shaped a budget so out of balance.
    And as a presidential candidate and president-elect, he backed the twilight Bush-era stimulus plan that made the deficit deeper, all before he took over and promoted spending plans that have made it much deeper still.
     
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    I can agree with the phrase "helped shape", but what do you reckon would have happened if the Dems passed a budget repealing the Bush tax cuts so that the budget was less out of balance?
     

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