Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bush Deficit vs. Obama Deficit in Pictures

Posted March 24th, 2009 at 10.20am in Ongoing Priorities
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. The Washington Post has a great graphic which helps put President Obama’s budget deficits in context of President Bush’s.
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