Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Obama Deficit and The Bush Deficit Compared


The Heritage Foundation offers this analysis on the compelling graphic at right, which also appears in the post just below and originally appeared in the Washington Post. As Heritage dryly notes:
President Barack Obama has repeatedly claimed that his budget would cut the
deficit by half by the end of his term. But as Heritage analyst Brian Riedl has
pointed out, given that Obama has already helped quadruple the deficit with his
stimulus package, pledging to halve it by 2013 is hardly ambitious.




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