Political Correction

Rep. Huizenga's $1 Trillion Lie

November 22, 2011 2:59 pm ET - by Jamison Foser

There's some pretty stiff competition, but Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) tells the biggest lie ever told about the deficit reduction super committee: 

Huizenga claims Democrats refused to cut "ANY spending." Actually, super committee Democrats proposed more than $1 trillion dollars in spending cuts. Huizenga's claim was zero percent true. A trillion dollars from reality. A pants-on-fire lie.

Sometimes the written word doesn't satisfactorily convey the falsity of a politician's lie, so here's the difference between Huizenga's claim and the truth in convenient chart form:

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