How the Deficit Got This Big

A look at how the economy went from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era to the current deficit.

With President Obama and Republican leaders calling for cutting the budget by trillions over the next 10 years, it is worth asking how we got here — from healthy surpluses at the end of the Clinton era, and the promise of future surpluses, to nine straight years of deficits, including the $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2010. The answer is ... Full Story »

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Dwight Rousu
4.7
by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 25, 2011

Brief, factual, and highly important in the time of big lie politics that threaten civil society.

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