The Math on Obama’s Deficits

Barack Obama George Bush 152x120 The Math on Obamas DeficitsObama deficits vs. Bush.

Ezra Klein at the Washington Post:

 The Math on Obamas Deficits
(Graph: Todd Lindeman/Ezra Klein; data: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

To be fair, there are many variables in this chart that are not well accounted for. For instance, attributing all of the TARP and HERA funds to Bush just because he was the president who signed them in. Had Obama been in office he surely would have done the same.

With all that said, we can’t pass up a good chart.

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