Between 2009 and 2013, President Barack Obama achieved the improbable: he successfully eliminated the $1.4 trillion deficit legacy of the Bush administration, lowering it to $679 billion. That’s right: he cleaned up the mess cowboy George left behind, and things are looking up for America.
Obama has seen, and will continue to see strong opposition to his policies from Republicans despite this astonishing accomplishment. The deficit is normalizing for the first time since 1965. In addition to proving himself worthy in terms of economic recovery the president has also instituted federal healthcare reform. Even though Obama will leave office in early 2017, he will be able to set the budget for that year, so he has plenty of time for more even more reduction.