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:


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


The second chart kind of explains itself.


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

Get updates in your inbox