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

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