@Justice: NO president can balance a budget. The budget is controlled by the congress. Now the last time we have the hope of a surplus – not an actual surplus – it was a Democrat President and a Republican controlled congress. Then the next guy blew that hope for a surplus out of the water by going to war against a concept – terrorism – and Congress went along and approved all the moves to spend trillions on a war against terrorism while lowing taxes and continuing the out of control spending on other projects. And Obama has continued down that yellow brick road with the pedal to the metal.