When a politician talks about percentages, the real story is in the actual numbers, and vice versa.
I have mentioned this before, I believe, but here's another example. Remember when "Bushes war in Iraq" was responsible for most of the federal deficit? Somewhere in the range of 75-80% of it in 2007. But lookey! Thanks to the divine guidance of the Lightworker, the Iraq war is now down to something near only 10% of the deficit.
Got that part of the deficit under control, don't we?