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riqster

(13,986 posts)
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:41 AM Oct 2013

The Federal Budget Deficit is SHRINKING. Even if the Teabaggers pretend it isnít.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/the-federal-budget-deficit-is-shrinking-even-if-the-teabaggers-pretend-it-isnt/

Snips:
"Facts are awesome things. For all the screeching from the Boehner Brigade and Marching McConnells, we do not have an enormous increase in spending. Obama is, in fact, the biggest tightwad Prexy since Eisenhower."

"Remember the shrinking deficit as the Teapublicans scream about the “urgent” need for deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and other vital programs. There is no urgent need to cut such costs. None. Zip. Nada. Ixnay."

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The Federal Budget Deficit is SHRINKING. Even if the Teabaggers pretend it isnít. (Original Post) riqster Oct 2013 OP
Yes, and significantly so. Lasher Oct 2013 #1
Awesome graphic! riqster Oct 2013 #2
Thank you. Lasher Oct 2013 #3
Issues like the deficit, or the national debt require a long view riqster Oct 2013 #4

Lasher

(27,830 posts)
3. Thank you.
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:36 AM
Oct 2013

Let's be mindful, however, that 2009 (the starting point in the above graph) was the worst year since WWII. Getting it down to 4% is a good thing, but it needs to be lower.

riqster

(13,986 posts)
4. Issues like the deficit, or the national debt require a long view
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:02 PM
Oct 2013

So many politicos and business types lice in a short-term world. That must change.

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