posted by Mr. Completely @ 3:51 PM
I can't say for sure without research, but I suspect it's a statistical shell game. A debt increase of $1 trillion on a $10 trillion debt is still only a 10% increase while going from $500 billion to $1 trillion is a 100% increase. Which increas is worse?
It's an apples to oranges comparison.http://www.snopes.com/politics/politicians/nationaldebt.aspAlso look here:http://www.snopes.com/politics/politicians/nationaldebt.asp
Yeah. Not just the "percentage increase" factor is misleading.The real misleading is that Congress makes the budget, not the President.When you look at party control of Congress it looks much more even-handed.(This guy has average-per-year and over term stats, and the numbers somehow don't match that chart.It's especially stupid that that chart compares 8 years of President Bush with about two and a half years of President Obama as if it was a Final Number.)
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