Prior to taking office, the GOP made a bunch of promises to the American people about what they would do to make everything perfect again. They wrote them down, in a "Pledge To America." Then they went to a hardware store, one of America's most sacred places, to unveil their promises. And there was one promise so nice that they promised it twice! It was pretty easy to understand: $100 billion of government spending cuts in "the first year alone." But it turns out that many of the House GOP's promises have something of a transient nature, and in this case, words seem to have no real meaning.