"Im pledging to cut the deficit by half by the end of my first term in office" Feb 2009, debt = $10 trillion
according to the "national debt clock" it is currently near $17 trillion (I'm pretty sure its higher than that)
"I will be held accountable, if I don't have this done in three years then there's going to be a one-term proposition"
this is all from an Americans For Prosperity commercial ... i don't know anything about them, their stats just caught my eye ...
the problem with this ad?
the clip they use is NOT the one where Obama said that if he didn't get it done he would be and should be a one-term president ...
also ... they do not point out that during the first two years of his term when Dems held all three branches of government they STILL couldn't get anything done without having to resort to dirty tricks like late night votes and not getting bill revisions to the floors until just before the vote so people couldn't read them before voting they only voted on what they were told was there.
oh look - isn't it comforting to know that congress votes on things just like the majority of people?
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