Take the deficit and triple it then promise to half it in a few years.
Simple arithmetic will tell you this is not a good deal!
For the math challenged : $600 billion x 3 = $1800 billion / 2 = $900 billion!
deficit (n) the amount by which something, esp. a sum of money, is too small.
• an excess of expenditure or liabilities over income or assets in a given period : an annual operating deficit | the budget will remain in deficit. • (in sports) the amount or score by which a team or individual is losing : came back from a 3–0 deficit.• technical a deficiency or failing, esp. in a neurological or psychological function : deficits in speech comprehension.
ORIGIN late 18th cent.: via French from Latin deficit ‘it is lacking,’ from the verb deficere (see defect 1 ).