White House Press Secretary Jay Carney countered House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi after she claimed it's a "false argument" to say the federal government has a spending problem.
"Of course, the president believes that we have a spending problem," Carney said Monday, adding that the problem is "specifically driven" by health care spending. "And that's just a fact."
The gentle reminder of the nation's bloated entitlement spending came after Pelosi, in an interview with "Fox News Sunday," challenged those calling for more cuts.
"We have to recognize that, which cuts really help us and which cuts hurt our future? And cuts in education, scientific research and the rest are harmful, and they are what are affected by the sequestration," she said on "Fox News Sunday." "So, it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. We have a budget deficit problem that we have to address."
Monday, February 11, 2013
WH corrects Pelosi on spending problem statement...
There really is a spending problem...