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Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) blasted President Obama and White House officials this afternoon for lying to the American public and employing scare tactics in order to coerce Congress into passing more unnecessary spending. In a letter to fellow members of Congress, Mack cites the Administration's use of "false numbers and moving timelines" in their attempt to gain more funding for FEMA.

Mack stated: "The American people and each of us should be outraged by this recurring game being foisted upon us by an Administration that believes there is no difference between telling the truth and telling a lie when it suits their purposes."

Sadly, this is not the first time the White House has knowingly lied to the American people to get what they wanted. This President personally promised "shovel-ready" jobs in 2009 for a stimulus that produced no jobs and is a drag on the economy. That same year he promised lower health care costs if Congress passed his health care bill, only to see costs soar. More recently, he moved the debt ceiling deadline a full two and a half months, from May to August, and threatened to stop benefits to veterans and social security checks to seniors, prompting Americans to question whether the ultimatums from and motives of this White House are valid.

"Democrats and Republicans alike need to let the President and his White House know that we are fed up with their lies and tired of their tactics," Mack added.

September 27, 2011

Dear Colleague:

It is clearer than ever that this Administration cannot tell the truth.

In this latest example, the President and his advisers used false numbers and moving timelines to scare both the public and the Congress into taking action on legislative matters under false pretenses. They even duped Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid into believing that FEMA would run out of money when they knew it wasn't true, making him lie to the rest of the Congress. It's a disgrace.

The American people and each of us should be outraged by this recurring game being foisted upon us by an Administration that believes there is no difference between telling the truth and telling a lie when it suits their purposes.

Democrats and Republicans alike need to let the President and his White House know that we are fed up with their lies and tired of their tactics.

Sincerely,

CONNIE MACK

Member of Congress


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