Harry Reid Caught Lying About '$2.6 Trillion' in Cuts Passed by Senate

FactCheck.org called out Senator Harry Reid for being doubly wrong in his claim that Congress has already cut $2.6 trillion from projected future deficits by reducing non-defense programs alone.

The site explained that not only did the legislation he referred to applied to both security and non-security spending, but that a considerable part of the deficit reduction came from tax increases and not spending cuts.

The worst part? The senator made the same erroneous statement twice. Reid made the affirmations on ABC’s “This Week” on Feb. 3rd, were he also added that further deficit reduction should include more tax increases and cuts in military spending.

“The American people need to understand that it’s not as if we’ve done nothing for the debt. $2.6 trillion, $2.6 trillion already we’ve made in cuts. And all those cuts have come from non-defense programs. We need to keep our eye on the prize and continue doing something about spending, but I think that what we need to do is do some of the things that Mitt Romney talked about. He said there’s some low-hanging fruit; there are a lot of tax loopholes that should be closed. I agree with him. We haven’t done that.,” he said.

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75 comments on “Harry Reid Caught Lying About '$2.6 Trillion' in Cuts Passed by Senate
  1. Patriots says:

    why would any Fact Check Harry? It is a given that he lies all the time, refuses to submit a budget, ignores the Constitution…

  2. Larry says:

    ¿Cut our defense? If we have no defense, thant we are defenseless. Is that what Obama wants?

    • Nancy Glick says:

      Cut defense to the bone, get rid of military that won’t fire on the American people, ban guns from the public and stockpile guns and ammo for certain government agencies…hmmm…anyone see a pattern here?

      • sheinLV says:

        Agree…Disarm and disable the People so he can destroy and rebuild the U.S.A. the way Oblahblah wants..a crippled and pathetic little country with no clout and no defenses and an uneducated people dependent on what crumbs our government decides we deserve.

      • Victor Magilke says:

        I get your point Nancy but you should have said, ” Obama wants to get rid of all the military that won’t fire on White Americans.”

        • Nancy Glick says:

          I don’t think he’d have a problem firing on ANY American, regardless of color, if they don’t support his agenda. His love and loyalty lie only with himself, his own ideas and the muslim prophet he follows. He doesn’t care about the people who support him beyond making them believe he belongs on a pedestal to be worshipped and to help him reach his goal of destroying America. Only WHEN those followers find they are nothing to him will they see how wrong they were to worship this false god instead of the true, and only God. You don’t just get only what you pay for, you also only get what you PRAY for. Those who are praying to the false god Obama are going to eventually find out just how false he really is and how stupid they are at this moment.

        • Victor Magilke says:

          Good post Nancy. The reason why I said White Christians is that 97% of the blacks are his flock and support him so he won’t fire on them.

  3. Plaintruths says:

    Why don’t we close the loophole that allows all members of Congress to be exempot from many of the laws they pass for us? Why do Gov’t workers get a different retirement system than us? If my SS is cut, becaues of “need”, then Congress should also be cut. Maybe castrated is a better word than cut, but you can understand the concept.

    • Snowman8wa says:

      “..Why do Gov’t workers get a different retirement system than us?”

      Maybe, plaintruths….you should be asking your employer…and you should understand the truth about FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System). Instead of insinuating, understand TRUTH.

      Why did the private sector abandon structured pensions for loyal career employees? Why, after replacing them with 401k programs, did they abandon “employer matching” a percentage of your contribution? If recession is the answer, then why, when they are rebounding, are the NOT returning to that which you hired on at? If you have nothing except a personal 401k, then WHY aren’t you taking some PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITIES for your own retirement?..IRAs, Roth IRAs, maximum contributions to a 401k…etc?

      If you are young, and fail to contribute to these plans, then you have nobody else to blame but yourself. You should have been planning your retirement from day ONE and then working your plan until your “Enough” DAY; the day you say, “I’m done”.

      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  4. KingoLingus says:

    Scary Harry is the biggest problem with the Senate! When are Nevadans going to realize that he needs to be dethrone’d?

    • Victor Magilke says:

      More than that, Reid needs to be tarred, feathered and incarcerated.

      • KingoLingus says:

        Seems like cruel and unusual punishment. I like it LOL!
        Ps. What about caned and corn holed as well (he he)

        • Victor Magilke says:

          That is too funny. I love it, ” Caned and Corn holed.”
          You get my Vote.

        • sheinLV says:

          As long as we’re caning and corn holing him, (LOL) how about we draw and quarter him and keelhaul him

        • Victor Magilke says:

          That is too funny. I had to respond again. The democratic party is full of gays and masochists so they would probably enjoy it.

    • sheinLV says:

      Never…Nevadans are getting more liberal every year and they come from California to screw up this state like the state they left…..they are an airborne disease and they travel

  5. KingoLingus says:

    Amen to Plaintruths post

  6. Aren’t Nevadans embarrassed to have someone like Dingy Harry represent their state? Can’t understand anyone voting for him, even if they are Dems. My goodness, at least vote for another Dem if you like, but he is either completely clueless or a habitual liar. Probably both!

    • Why should they be embarrassed ? His son ran the Election and they had an over 100% turnout of eligible Voters , It was like the Last Election ,, VOTER FRAUD big time ,amazing what you can do with a Computer, I voted for Romney , but according to Ohio no one in my District did,, Should we just Tar & feather the top Ten Democrats ? Our congress wants money to Impeach , They are not paid much so They ask You to Donate to them to do the Job they were hired to do

      • sheinLV says:

        Agree that there was voter fraud here in Vegas. Just 2 weeks ago, a woman was convicted of voter fraud, she voted absentee, then went to vote on 11/6. She got caught and was sentenced to 100 hours community service and $2,500 fine. Also, there was news on election day that the unions going to workers homes, picking them up in casino buses and taking them to vote regardless of whether they were eligible to vote. We have a lot of illegals working in the casinos and in construction. Yet no one in Nevada will do anything to curb voter fraud…although one of our assembly members has recommended photo IDs to vote. I hope it happens.

    • sheinLV says:

      I live in Vegas and he embarrasses the he!! out of me….but I don’t think Vegas cares much about anything he does….he’s got the casino unions behind him and dirty Harry doesn’t care about anything accept keeping his job by hook or by crook

      • [email protected] says:

        The Casino’s should be destroid and burned to the grown and the owners and the people who work there put in Prison because this is aganist the Holy Bible and The True And Living God.

    • Floyd says:

      This is one sick man.

      What’s even sicker are those who vote for him because handouts and livelihood is his payback.

    • Snowman8wa says:

      It’s because they tolerate immortality, unethical behaviors and corruption. They are reaping what the corrupt sow and making minimal effort to change it. SEIU runs the hospitality services and they have illegals and low income wage employees within the hotels. Corruption personified….even though there are non-union Casinos, they don’t come close to be able to match SEIU’s stranglehold.

      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

    • GK says:

      Harry Reid caught lying? Hard to imagine! Is lying contagious? Maybe he caught it from Obama or Pelosi.

    • Donald York says:

      Melanie, I think Harry Reid won his state with the help of the big unions, who threw a ton of money to get him reelected.The Democrats trashed Sharon Angle, and the Republican establishment withheld money from her to help her to get elected. ANYONE would have been better than Harry, but, the Republicans didn’t think so, which makes them part of the problem.

  7. Shorty Stuff says:

    Reid and all the other Communist/Socialists (that call themselves Democrats) in Congress don’t know how to tell the truth. Any time they open their mouth a lie comes out.

    • Victor Magilke says:

      I don’t know how Reid got any votes. His demeanor is horrible, he is a terrible speaker and nearly as Angry and Ugly looking as Michelle Obama.

      • [email protected] says:

        Michalle Obama and Barack Obama fit eachother, they look like the turd I lert in the tolit today.

      • sheinLV says:

        I can’t stand his simpering whiny old lady voice (no offense to old ladies)

  8. Mike Evans says:

    More taxes equates deficit reduction? It clearly doesn’t if the spending cuts aren’t bigger than the tax increase. The people realize this and that is why everyone with any sense is against any tax increases. The increases are always used for increased spending.

  9. Fred Sherman says:

    If congress made their statements under oath and would have to answer for their lies you would be able to hear a pin drop in congress.

  10. jong says:

    Reid like Obama see any kind of fruit and they want to make a grab for it. Like Adam and Eve however it is forbidden fruit as they have already gotten their bite of it with the rise in taxes with the last deal.

  11. This is another liar and thief plus he has committed fraud voting he was not legally elected in the last election he had the voting machines fixed to only vote for him he has also committed fraud in supporting Obama and without the proper legal certification that he was eligible to bein the office of president so we need to get rid of him and Pelosi both are liars and fraud also I feel these items are treason GET Rid Of BOTH NOW

  12. gbandy says:

    Reid is using the same tactic Obama uses. Make up a lie and the ignorant will believe and follow him. Now our Media has lost its ability to do fact checking on its own. Certainly Reid knows that no main stream media will call him on this claim and the people of Nevada will continue to elect him. What a total disgrace we have in our Nation now.

  13. colleenf says:

    Harry the Weasel Reid caught lying? Perish the thought!!!!
    Wait! I forgot!! He’s a democrat………..that answers it all.
    Must suck to be as miserable as he always seems to be.
    Must really suck to have to be around him!

    • Victor Magilke says:

      Politicians can’t get any lower than the demcrats are today. They are all liars and have no honor.

      • sheinLV says:

        I hate to bad mouth my own party, but the establishment republicans are just as bad

        • Victor Magilke says:

          We are in agreement on this. I hope the Tea Party and the Paul people/Liberty party merge and form a third party. I will support them. I just committed to a contribution on the phone.

  14. Frank Marks says:

    where ever these lying deceivers are taking us it will not last long these are the incomplete humans that cause havoc and then are gone.. Hitler was such and the horror he caused could and never did amount to anything permanent.. these kind allways fail because they have nothing to give and takers cannot carrytheir own weight let along their followers

  15. Ron says:

    The last time Dingy Harry ran he was loosing. There was a three hour power outage. Then state stated that no returns would be reported until power was restored. When power was restored guess? Old Dingy was winning. Can you say voter fraud.