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Obama’s promise deficit

Remember this Obama promise?

Yesterday, I held a fiscal summit where I pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office.”

If you’re having a blonde moment and don’t recall that “pledge,” no worries: Neither does the Obama administration. After all, this was a statement made in none other than Barack’s first State of the Union address. That means, according to the Associated Press, the deficit should be nearing the $500 billion mark by now. Instead, the deficit is expected to hit another $1.2 trillion in 2012.

Not that we’re surprised by this outcome, of course. Only in the liberal world do you tackle reckless government spending by… adding more reckless government spending to the books. In a nutshell, the Democratic Party has overseen the three largest budget deficits in U.S. history and, overall, the country is set to face deficits with a trillion zeroes for four years in a row.

But I’m sure that red ink was all George W. Bush’s fault. Along with the Japanese earthquake, naturally.

And then there’s this doozy from Obama’s first State of the Union speech: “My administration has also begun to go line by line through the federal budget in order to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs.” Somehow the $500 million Solyndra boondoggle slipped through the bureaucratic cracks, huh?

Bottom line: Whatever Obama serves up tonight in what we’re hoping is his last State of the Union address, it will be talk… and more talk. That’s it. He doesn’t want to work with Republicans in Congress. And Republicans shouldn’t want to work with him, as we have someone in the Oval Office who doesn’t know how to be a proper steward of taxpayer money. So whatever words appear on the teleprompter tonight and come forth from the Messiah’s mouth, Republicans should compare and contrast (publicly and loudly) the President’s past promises to what has happened in reality.

And speaking of the Republicans, how does radio host and bestselling author Mark Levin rate the GOP leadership in Congress? Um, poorly. Very poorly. Watch Mark tell the Republicans that they need to start fighting and stop capitulating.

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