Obama gets 4 Pinocchios

"Obama certainly inherited an economic mess, and that accounts for a large part of the deficit. But Obama pushed for spending increases and tax cuts that also have contributed in important ways to the nation’s fiscal deterioration. He certainly could argue that these were necessary and important steps to take, but he can’t blithely suggest that 90 percent of the current deficit “is as a consequence” of his predecessor’s policies — and not his own." -- From The Washington Post Fact Checker, awarding Obama four Pinocchios. Details  here.   [Thanks BJS]