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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 08:08 PM
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6. That chart doesn't make sense
While the economic downturn of the early 2000's caused some of the deficit back then and this deficit spending has contributed to a portion of our current debt, it doesn't impact the current deficit as this chart insinuates.

Moreover it's double-counting the impact of the Iraq War, unless it's suggesting that Obama is now spending more on it than Bush did.

Also, Bush had nothing to do with the 2010 and 2011 budgets. If something like Part D continues to be underfunded that's not his fault, it's the fault of the current Administration and Congress. I have a huge mancrush on Peter Orzag, but his unwillingness to take responsibility for this is silly.

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