Originally Posted by Direckshun
Alright. Let's see the Big Bad Direckshun Lie.
I'm trying to see where this disagrees with anything I've said. Where's the lie?
Obama inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit, that, with stimulus policies, shot up to $1.5 trillion. (You say $1.1T and $1.4T respectively, but whatever. We're not far from each other).
He has managed to reduce it under $900 billion this year -- a speed of deficit reduction that has not been equaled in our or our parents' lifetimes.
Ok, you have at least answered my question. You simply are this stupid.
You do realize that $1.1 trillion does NOT equal $1.4 trillion? You also realize that the current deficit is back to $1.1 trillion? A net cut of.... 0.
These numbers aren't up for debate. These are the official numbers. If I say pi (rounded) is 3.14 and you say 3.16 .. you are wrong. There is no "close enough."
And NO HE ****ING HASN'T REDUCED IT TO $900 billion. You don't get to count what he SAYS it will be this year until after it actually happens. THE CURRENT deficit is $1.1 trillion. Period. ZERO deficit reduction from what he "inherited."
You are also dead wrong on this supposed "speed of reduction." I'd accuse you of lying again... but it's clear you are just too ****ing stupid to understand these things.
HE GREW the deficit by $300 billion then the next year cut about $100 billion then the next year it stayed unchanged then the following year it went down $200 billion. When you look at those numbers as a percentage of the whole... they are NOTHING. Even if he manages to pull off the $900 billion deficit this year, he will have only reduced another $200 billion. IF he can drop $200 billion off the deficit every year from here on out... then you may have something. Until then you don;t get to crow about getting back to where you STARTED.