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CHART OF THE DAY: Reminder, The Deficit You're Freaking Out About Is Bush's Fault

They argue that Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Bush tax cuts (along with the economic downturn) are what is driving the U.S. deficit, not stimulus spending.


The chart presents the ugly truth.


chart of the day, bush policies deficits, june 2010

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