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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) accused President Obama of seriously misleading the American public on deficit reduction.

Johnson said Obama has repeatedly made unrealistic promises on how much of the deficit he could reasonably cut.

“In 2009, largely because of the very partisan stimulus package the president passed, the deficit wasn’t $1.2 trillion, it was $1.4 trillion. That was followed in 2010 by $1.29 trillion and then in fiscal year 2011 1.3 trillion, and the latest [Congressional Budget Office] estimate for our deficit for this year will be 1.25 trillion — almost $1.3 trillion,” Johnson said Monday.

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