View Full Version : Those EEEVILLL Bush Republkichicken deficits!
06-19-2011, 04:46 PM
How much is wrong with this chart?
Quite a bit.
The '02-'08 'deficit' figures only show the deficits as stated for the budget purposes, meaning they leave out the deficit spending incurred for the wars.
And, since we are in '11, so far as I've heard, the PROJECTIONS of '09 and '10 are more than out of date.
Yes ... reality was much worse.
06-20-2011, 06:42 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes ... reality was much worse. </div></div>
Reality? YOU CAN'T HANDLE REALITY. (h/t to Jack Nicolson's Col. Jessup character's famous line in 'A Few Good Men.')
What WAS the reality, and was it worse than those numbers?
$1.4 trillion in '09. From the FoxNews site (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/07/budget-deficit-hit-record-trillion/)
$1.3 trillion in '10. USAToday's report of the official number (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/10/obamas-budget-deficit-13-trillion-1/1)
06-21-2011, 05:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's 2011 dude. </div></div>
Ha! Says the man who posted a chart from 2008?
Who said the reality was far worse, but then we find the '09 and '10 deficit numbers were better than these projections (lower), not worse, let alone far worse?
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