currentDate:10/18/13 8:0 EDT! allowComments:false! displayComments:true! The facts about the growth of spending under Obama Posted by Glenn Kessler at 06:02 AM ET, 05/25/2012 TheWashingtonPost (Carolyn Kaster/AP) I simply make the point, as an editor might say, to check it out; do not buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration.I think doing so is a sign of sloth and laziness. White House spokesman Jay Carney, remarks to the press gaggle , May 23, 2012 The spokesmans words caught our attention because here at The Fact Checker we try to root out BS wherever it occurs. Carney made his comments while berating reporters for not realizing that the rate of spending federal spending increase is lower under President Obama than all of his predecessors since Dwight Eisenhower, including all of his Republican predecessors. He cited as his source an article by Rex Nutting, of MarketWatch, titled, Obama spending binge never happened, which has been the subject of lots of buzz in the liberal blogosphere. But we are talking about the federal budget here. That means lots of numbers numbers that are easily manipulated.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services submitted a press release to the public with information about the health care reform and what it means. In 2014, the new health care rule will provide opportunities for Medicaid coverage. Those who earn up to 133 percent of poverty or approximately $14,000 may qualify to receive coverage. A family of four with an income of approximately $30,000 may also qualify for medical coverage. Those who don’t fall under either category and are looking for coverage may be eligible to purchase coverage under what can be referred to as a free market health insurance coverage.
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