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September 30, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Apparently. Did you know this person at The Corner can’t read her own chart? It’s true. Just look at the giant bar in the middle (2008′s projected budget deficit) and try to square it with “[e]ach year under Obama is worse than any year under Bush.” I’m pretty sure Bush was president last year.

This also invalidates her second point, but less humorously so.

UPDATE: This is what I get for ignoring how easy that was. Dave points out in comments that the graph is mislabeled and 2009 is the big bar in the middle. Of course, you can still point out that FY2009 includes TARP and the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac subsidies, both of which were Bush policies and a substantial portion of the projected increase. Not to mention the general economic deterioration which is difficult to blame on anyone. But that still means I should pay more attention.

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  1. October 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Jeff, the Y axis is marked wrong. The actual 2008 budget deficit was a bit over $400 billion. The big center line should be market 2009.

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