A non-partisan examination of the federal debt

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    Libs and Cons should take the time to read this because both sides of the aisle are guilty of distorting the facts:

    FactCheck.org : Dueling Debt Deceptions

    Here are some highlights:

    Here is my favorite part of the article:


    In sum, Bush increased the debt by 86% and Obama increased the debt by 45%.
     
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    I do hope this settles the issue.
     
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    Fact Check and well known Boiking fluffer Ezra Klein?...You can't possibly be serious.
     
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    I don't think you can be serious, either. Do you have an actual argument against this article?

    I didn't think so.
     
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    From your link:


     
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    True enough. However, there is no denying that Bush's policies is what exploded the deficit. Obama's direct contribution to the debt is less than a trillion.

    He has also made several attempts to reduce the debt by 3-4 trillion. Congress, however, blocked each proposal.
     
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    Right...When you can't fudge the facts, fudge how they're reported.

    Like I said, the OP can't possibly be serious.
     
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    I immediately suspect partisanship whenever someone says "A non-partisan..."

    Immie
     
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    Well, that's why you should read over the source and then decide.
     

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