Obama's exact words .. uncut unaltered... "Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited [deficit 2008 $ 459 billion] in half by the end of my first term in office." [That would be $230 billion] The Reality end of his term 2012: $1.1 TRILLION. PolitiFact | Romney says Obama promised to cut deficit in half Recent US Federal Deficit Numbers FY 2013*: $901 billion FY 2012: $1,089 billion FY 2011: $1,300 billion FY 2010: $1,293 billion FY 2009: $1,413 billion FY 2008: $459 billion FY 2007: $161 billion US Federal Deficit by Year 2008_2017 - Charts Analysis Obama promise: "If you like your health-care plan, you keep your health-care plan. Nobody is going to force you to leave your health-care plan. If you like your doctor, you keep seeing your doctor. I don't want government bureaucrats meddling in your health care." "The result ObamaCare which today McKinsey & Company commissioned a survey of 1,329 U.S. private sector employers to measure their attitudes about healthcare reform concluded that 30% of all companies would stop providing health coverage once Obamacare kicked in in 2014. Not Found | McKinsey & Company So these are TWO of major cross my heart hope to die pledges made by Obama!!!