On ABC’s This Week, Carly Fiorina Falsely Alleges That Democrats’ Only Plan Is To “Centralize Decision-Making”

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from The New York Times,

Right-wing media figures continue to attack the Obama administration’s economic recovery efforts, claiming that Democrats have virtually no plans to improve the economy, despite years of proposing legislation and laws that prove otherwise.

On the August 18 edition of ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, guest and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina propped up this claim to attack Democrats:

There is nothing that appealing to a young person about the solution to every problem being a large, bloated bureaucracy that cannot be held accountable and whose budget continues to rise year after year. The Democrats have a single product which is: let us centralize decision-making, let us create a government program to solve a problem.

Fiorina’s analysis ignores numerous proposals put forth by the White House that have been met with resistence by Republicans.

– In July, Obama announced his Climate Action Plan.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama unveiled a plan that the Economic Policy Institute found would create 1.1 million jobs in 2013 and 280,000 jobs in 2014.

– In September 2011, President Obama laid out the American Jobs Act.

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