Overview of this lieDate Originated:
May of 2012Target of Lie: Barack ObamaCategories: Business & Economy
& Barack Obama
Mitt Romney has made the claim on the campaign trail and in his website that federal spending under Obama has "accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history." Politifact and others have found this statement to be false. Politifact calculated Obama's spending rate at 1.4 percent the lowest in 60 years. Despite media coverage of the falsehood, Mitt Romney's website maintains the false statement.