Quick, name the presidents who have presided over the lowering of total government spending in the last two decades. Hint: There’s only one. Second Hint: His name is in the title of this post. If you’re Republican, you probably still guessed Ronald Regan. You would be wrong. Boy, would you be wrong. The answer is Barack Obama.
It’s not much. A measly $80 billion dollar. But remember, Obama has proposed hundreds of billions of other cuts that Congress (read Republicans) has rejected because he wanted to include tax increases as well. More proof that Republicans only care about deficit reduction when they’re trying to get people to vote for them.