as his 3rd budget has hit the news, I thought I word drop a word on on obfuscations and distractions. Please, lets not get caught up in the last debate over the 'pledge promise, affirmation kinda want to maybe will' semantical smokescreen that took place over the 8% un-employment number and the 2009 Stimulus package. Here? He promised, straight away and in plain language....*shrugs*....it is, what it is. I plucked this directly ( hat tip- jake tapper) from the blog [page] of the White House director of new media. Owning up to what we owe Macon Phillips February 23, 2009 at 07:26 PM EST This is big -- the President today promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit we've inherited. And we'll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we've long neglected," President Obama said. "But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay -- and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control." more here- Owning up to what we owe | The White House My comment on all this? This was made AFTER the campaign, he made it on the job so to speak, he doesn't get the 'campaign trial' gimme.... Sure he inherited a trillion $ deficit, BUT, he knowingly back loaded more as his plan, thats HE and his admin.s plan had us out up and over the recession ( which ended in july of 2009). And here we are again, as HE, Obama, proposes another budget buster plan, dependent on the continued borrowing of 40 cents on every dollar we spend, reinforcing a, to be kind , deeply flawed 'plan' ( imho is not a plan its an ideology). I wonder what the fact checkers will say? no, I really have not looked, pants on fire? gotta be...right?