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Constructing a trillion dollar deficit

As stupidity gets repeated, often stupid people believe it.
If you really have an interest in the deficit, look at the last two budgets before you make a remark.

I keep discovering that people who I previously assumed had functioning mental synapses, are actually vegetables.
Makes me wonder what the percentage of vegetables vs. informed voters is.
Likely that would be extremely depressing.

Below is a chart by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which shows various factors contributing to the deficit that republicans are suddenly worried about now that we have a democratic president.


And below is a chart produced by the new york times, illustrating the same thing.
trillion dollar deficit

There is more at media matters, regarding myths about the deficit.