Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) claimed on Friday that the federal budget deficit has “been cut in half” under Obama.
Budget figures provided by the White House show that the deficit nearly tripled from 2008 to 2009, when Obama took office, and has remained above $1 trillion since then, though 2013 projections are slightly lower.
The country has seen higher budget deficits during every year of Obama’s presidency than it did during any of his predecessor’s eight years in office.
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