–Barack Obama, October 15, 2008
–Jim Hoft, March 7, 2011
UPDATE: An Instapundit reader offers a correction to Jim’s headline above:
Reader Jacob Allen writes: “The 2007 total fiscal year deficit number being bandied about is inaccurate. Thanks Drudge! As your link shows, that was the CBO estimate for 2007. The actual, hard number ended up being $244.2 billion. So February 2011’s #s would fall just short of 2007’s total (and, 2006 and 2008 which were $248.2 billion and $239 billion (estimated) respectively).” Well, that’s so much better, then.