Obama knows that the federal government will spend just under $3.8 trillion in the fourth year of his presidency up from $2.98 trillion in the final year under George W. Bush. Why does the president lie about making spending cuts? And why don’t more members of the media go to the White House’s own website (here) and check the spending numbers? It only takes thirty seconds.
First, the President tells these bald-faced lies because he believes there is no such thing as a fact. Second, he knows that besides on Fox News, he is not going be challenged when he makes things up.