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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 17, 2012 5:09 p.m.

    Can we trust the words of Obama?

    Obama promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit weâve inherited. And weâll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly.â

    Indeed, President Obama did make that promise by saying, âtoday Iâm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges weâve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay â and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.â

    In the 2013 budget, the president submitted today does not come close to meeting this promise of being reduced to $650 billion for fiscal year 2013.

    Why can't we have the truth?