Fox News falsely claimed Obama budget "4x bigger than Bush's costliest plan"

››› ››› ERIC HANANOKI

On America's Newsroom, on-screen text falsely claimed that President Obama's $3.6 trillion FY 2010 budget is "4x bigger than Bush's costliest plan." In fact, President Bush submitted a $3.1 trillion budget for FY 2009 and a $2.9 trillion budget for FY 2008.

During the April 3 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom, on-screen text repeatedly falsely claimed that President Obama's $3.6 trillion fiscal year 2010 budget is "4x bigger than Bush's costliest plan." However, President Bush submitted a $3.1 trillion budget for FY 2009. For FY 2008, Bush submitted a $2.9 trillion budget.

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Economy, Budget
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Bill Hemmer, Alisyn Camerota
Show/Publication
America's Newsroom
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