Saturday, May 16, 2009

I keep seeing this graph

I keep seeing this graph at Instapundit and other sites. Numbers often say more than words.

Here is a youtube video giving the story in a different way:

Update: At least one person is the mainstream media is concerned. Robert Samuelson at the Washington Post writes:
From 2010 to 2019, Obama projects annual deficits totaling $7.1 trillion; that's atop the $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009. By 2019, the ratio of publicly held federal debt to gross domestic product (GDP, or the economy) would reach 70 percent, up from 41 percent in 2008. That would be the highest since 1950 (80 percent). The Congressional Budget Office, using less optimistic economic forecasts, raises these estimates. The 2010-19 deficits would total $9.3 trillion; the debt-to-GDP ratio in 2019 would be 82 percent.

Except from crabby Republicans, these astonishing numbers have received little attention -- a tribute to Obama's Zen-like capacity to discourage serious criticism.

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