Yes, Obama did PROMISE to cut the deficit in half...

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    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? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    he lied.
     
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    The job was tougher that he had originally thought so he needs another 4 years to finish what he started.

    Jimmy Carter said the same thing.
     
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    I stopped listening to him 2 years ago, when it became very apparent that it did not matter what he said because he is going to do something else anyways. He is a master manipulator, and the only way to make the insanity go away is to vote him out, he will not change his agenda one bit. He...in essence, is full of shit.
     
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    snip

    ^^ That right there is some funny shit. He wouldn't know 'honestly, candidly, responsibility, and spending under control' if it bit him in the ass.

    He needs to go. Period, end of discussion.
     
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    Unfortunately, voting his lying ass out only means we vote another lying ass in...
     
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    This is why the republicans fought him so hard.

    they didnt want him to do anything good for this country.

    they place party over country at every turn
     
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    Obama’s Broken Deficit Promise - ABC News
    and got nothing but spin, spin, spin. Lew utterly ignored the question.
     
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    why did the republican vote agaist their OWN bills when Obama said he woudl sign them?
     
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    Yup, he promised and it didn't happen
     

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