Dear Deficit Commission, It’s Not Hard

Dave Johnson

Dear Deficit Commission,

It’s not hard to figure out why we have a huge deficit. It’s so easy I don’t have to use words. Here are some pictures:

Clinton_Bush_Deficit

Bill Clinton raised taxes on the rich. Bush cut them.

TopRates_vs_Debt_Chart

The second chart kind of explains itself.

Defense-Budget

The third chart can help you find a place to get some money. (Note: There is no more Soviet Union.) In case that isn’t clear enough, try this:

Defense Spending and Debt chart

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