The Important Numbers


This from The Nightowl Newswrap over at They Gave Us A Republic is a link to a Think Progress story.

If you read it (it is not all that long), I think you will have some arguments to counter the RabidRight.

Here is my take-away:

The fact is that Obama inherited a disaster of a federal budget. Eight years prior, when President George W. Bush took the oath of office, there was a $281 billion surplus. By the time Obama was sworn in, he was facing a $1.2 trillion deficit. Inconvenient though it may be for conservatives (especially those who are running for president), the truth is that spending, taxes and the deficit are all lower today than when President Obama took office.

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