If someone donates to a president’s campaign, can they really be called “non-partisan?”
At a speech earlier today in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Obama cited economic analysis conducted by one of his campaign donors, Kimberly Clausing, and called her a “non-partisan economist.” Clausing, a college professor from Reed College, has donated to President Obama and several Democratic politicians and causes over the last dozen years.
“We have not found any serious economic study that says Governor Romney’s economic plan would actually create jobs, until today,” Obama said. “I’ve got to be honest: Today we found out, there’s a new study out by [a] non-partisan economist that says Governor Romney’s economic plan would in fact create 800,000 jobs. There’s only one problem: The jobs wouldn’t be in America. They would not be in America.”
The Obama campaign earlier today touted this same study by Clausing. “Economist Kimberly Clausing writes that, under current economic conditions, ‘those new, low-tax-country jobs could displace jobs at home,’” an unnamed campaign official told Politico.
Video at the link. We’ve gone from tracking Obama’s lies, to wondering whether he is even capable of saying anything that’s true.
It gets a bit worse for the president. The tax plan that he is attacking, called territorial tax, is supported by some of his own economic advisers.