NH GOP - Obama's Debt Hypocrisy

As a follow up to today’s RNC call with Senator John E. Sununu and Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald released the following statement (click here to view and listen to comments from today’s RNC call):


“Barack Obama’s hypocrisy seems to hit a new low every day.  Before he was president, Obama said adding $4 trillion to the debt was ‘unpatriotic’ yet as president he’s piled up $5 trillion.  We have a president who has taken our country sharply left and dug us deeper into debt owed to China, but he continues to dodge any accountability.  Voters are tired of the mile-wide disconnect between what writers put in his teleprompter and what he’s done while in office, and that’s why Granite Staters will reject his failed record in November.” – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Wayne MacDonald


The Reality of Obama’s Record in Office


The National Debt Has Increased More Under Obama In Three Years Than It Did In The Previous Eight Years. "The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency. The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office. The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush's last day in office, which coincided with President Obama's first day." (Mark Knoller, "National Debt Has Increased More Under Obama Than Under Bush," CBS News, 3/19/12)

Politifact: "Obama Is The Undisputed Debt King Of The Last Five Presidents." "So by this measurement -- potentially a more important one -- Obama is the undisputed debt king of the last five presidents, rather than the guy who added a piddling amount to the debt, as Pelosi's chart suggested." (Louis Jacobson, "Nancy Pelosi Posts Questionable Chart On Debt Accumulation By Barack Obama, Predecessors," Politifact, 5/19/11)

RNC web video, Empty Promises: Debt and Deficits

Chairman Priebus penned an op-ed in The Union Leader:  http://bit.ly/JFbTTm