It needs to be known that Obama has made active efforts to reduce the deficit. For some reason, a good number of you didn't even know he tried (or you just pretend it isn't true). So, instead of assuming he is nothing but an empty suit, give him credit where credit is due. The article below was a 4 trillion reduction plan by Obama that, of course, was blocked by congress: Obama seeks $4 trillion in cuts; GOP assails call for tax hikes - CNN 3 trillion was proposed by Obama back in September: Details on Obama's $3-trillion deficit-cutting plan - Politico Staff - POLITICO.com It too, never went anywhere. Why Republicans get outraged about tax hikes is beyond me. Fun fact: Obama's contribution was 3.8 trillion a year. However, half of that figure is an automatic response to the recession. Another fun fact: There is a website set up by the Obama team that allows you to keep track of any government spending. I don't know the address unfortunately.