De føderale udgifter er steget fra 20% til 24% under Obama, hvilket er en massiv stigning. Obama regeringen har yderligere planer om at øge udgifterne, herunder sundhedsreform, støtte til "grønne" virksomheder, uddannelse mv. Det er derfor ikke overraskende, at underskuddet eksploderer. Det er græske tilstande på det amerikanske statsbudget.
"At the beginning of his term, Americans believed Mr. Obama would follow through on his campaign promises about "cutting wasteful spending" and going "through the federal budget, line-by-line, ending programs that we don't need" and putting "an end to the run-away spending the record deficits.
After a year of living in his fiscal fantasy world, Americans realize they have a record deficit-setting, budget-busting spender on their hands. Voters are now reading the fine print on all that Mr. Obama proposes and as they do, his credibility, already badly damaged, suffers".