In a recent interview with Fox25, Charlie Baker makes the unbelievable claim that Mitt Romney left office with a massive $5 billion surplus – which he asserts was then squandered by the Patrick Administration.
Like Brett Favre deep in the playoffs, Baker recklessly chucks it out there, praying that no one from the opposing team picks apart his figures. Fox gives Baker a total pass, and he almost gets away with his Hail Mary scott free on a Friday.
Fortunately for truth-seekers everywhere, the Globe's Adrian Walker challenges Baker's claim and cries foul on his “cooked up” figure. Even the conservative Mass Taxpayers Foundation is baffled by Baker and points out that there was actually no surplus after Romney left.
Yup, that's budget wonk Charlie Baker off by a whopping $5 Billion. Baker is running for governor on a platform of being honest about the budget but his budget history wouldn't last five minutes on Wikipedia.
I guess Baker won't be running his campaign on honesty after all. Any guess what his next focus might be? Preventing climate change?