On the White House website ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/fiscal ) it states:
Cut the deficit in half by the end of the President’s first term.
On January 20, 2009, the President inherited a $1.3 trillion budget deficit. The President has put forth a budget that will halve this deficit by the end of his first term, bring non-defense discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of GDP since 1962.
I have attached a screen print of the Website for your convenience.
All though it is a fact the President made this pledge, it is also true that he has not done this. In fact, the deficit during his time his office has gone up each year and his latest budget proposal only brings it down to where it was when he took office.
(I can’t wait to see if they acknowledge this email in anyway)