Debt Drag

On Monday, August 13, the national debt will reach $16 trillion.  Obama, the same leader who in 2009 promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, is responsible for more than $5 trillion of that debt.  And the deficit has not been cut in half.  The deficit for 2012 is projected to be $1.15 trillion, not much less than the $1.3-trillion deficit he inherited. Even by FY2013, the deficit is projected to be $901 billion, and this on the most hopeful of assumptions.  The plain truth is that the president has not kept his promise on cutting the deficit. Strangely enough, Obama continues to talk about deficit-cutting as if he were proud of his record.  As part of his short-lived "Win the Future" campaign early in 2011, he spoke again of slashing the deficit, just before submitting a budget calling for another trillion-dollar deficit.  In September of that year, he rolled out his "Living Within Our Means and Investing in the Future"...(Read Full Article)

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