Did the facebook "meme" happen to mention how this was measured? In terms of percentage? Real or nominal dollars? From what baseline? In particular with respect to President Barack Obama, is this a second term reduction?
If for instance one explodes the deficit due to the passage of a 800 bil dollar stimulas, and then subsequently is forced to cut the rate of growth by an unwise sequester deal, does that count as a reduction although the total debt continues to explode?