Smoke and Mirrors

I keep seeing this image posted all over facebook from my liberal friends who can’t do math.

smoke and mirrors

When you double and triple the deficits its rather easy make it “fall like a stone”.  Its like eating 2 hot dogs a day for years, and then increasing your intake to 10 hot dogs a day, then cutting back to 5 and claiming you are on a massive diet.

A picture is worth a thousand words so this chart straight from the Congressional Budget Office should explain the “falling deficit”.

U.S._Total_Deficits_vs._National_Debt_Increases_2001-2010

Even if you exclude 2009 (Obama’s first year) since both Bush and Obama had a share in that deficit, both total debt and deficits for each year are at the highest levels in history under Obama.  And Obama has yet to get a yearly deficit down to a Bush year number.

The figures don’t lie, but liars figure.

About avirginiapatriot1776

I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts. — Ronald Reagan
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