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September 19, 2012

This F'n' Guy: Obama Tells Letterman He Doesn't Know What the Debt Number Is

The exchange begins around 4:40, and I suggest skipping to that, otherwise, I promise you will be sickened.

The interview begins with Letterman telling Obama how great he looks, asking how much he weighs (around 180), and talking about what a great, great lady Michelle is.

The section you could tolerate goes thus:

Obama responded with a recent history of government spending. Then Letterman went back to the tally: “Now, do you remember what that number was? Was it $10 trillion?”

Then came the payoff, as the president made clear that he really didn’t want to utter the word “16”: “I don’t remember what the number was precisely.”

In the exchange, Obama claims the whole deficit arose due to Bush ("two wars on a credit card," two tax cuts) and has nothing to do with him. He also claims he wants to cut government programs that "don't work," but oddly enough, he never says (not just here, but anywhere) what these programs are, and never proposes himself to cut them.


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