Skip to comments.$5 Trillion Is Also How Much Obama Promised to Cut the Debt in 2008! - Did He Give Details?
Posted on 10/09/2012 2:05:53 AM PDT by zencycler
Romney and Ryan will continue to be pressed for details about the 20% tax cut proposal with regard to how they will come up with $5 trillion in offsets by telling specifically which deductions would be reduced or eliminted.
Did Obama give any details when he promised to cut the $10 trilion debt in half (which would also be $5 trillion)? I don't recall, but I guess what's most important is that HE DID NOT DO IT!
This gives Romney/Ryan a great comeback if they get pressed for details on the offsets in future debates:
$5 trillion - where have I heard this before? Oh yes, that's the amount by which then candidate Obama promised to cut the nation's debt when he ran for office in 2008.
So clearly, it's not knowing details in advance that will result in a $5 trillion promise being kept, but rather the sincerity and the ability of the person who makes that promise.
Good thought, but I think he said he would cut the deficit in half.
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