http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/10353247.stm This might be old news to some, but it's the first I've heard of this ambitous plan. Obama, in a letter to G20 leaders that stresses the need to not withdraw stimulus too quickly, has stated that the USA will reduce their budget deficit in half by 2013. Does anyone have a clue how this is possible? I mean, realistically, will the USA be able to cut spending + raise taxes enough to HALVE the budget deficit in just 2.5 years? I have my doubts.