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6 Times Obama Promised To Cut The Deficit

The President didn't manage to deliver on promises that he would restore fiscal sanity to Washington during the 2008. He blames Republican obstructionism, while it's become a major Republican talking point in the 2012 campaign.

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1. Obama in 2008: We will cut through the budget line by line and cut programs that don't work and make others work better.

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2. Obama in 2008: Adding $4 trillion to the debt is unpatriotic and irresponsible.

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3. Obama in 2008: We will streamline the budget and stop runaway spending.

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4. Obama in 2008: Everything we will do, we will pay for.

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5. Obama in 2008: I will go through the budget line by line. Once the economic crisis is over we can't go back to big spending.

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6. Obama in 2010: We will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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