Barack Obama has done nothing to focus on the deficit nor has he done anything to stimulate the economy. His 787 billion stimulus plan did nothing but stimulate money to the pet constituents of the Democratic Party.
For the last two and half decades the United States government has been collecting Socialist Security funds purportedly for future disbursal, and it has also been spending those monies immediately. Subtracts the 15.4% FICA taxes collected and see what happens to the deficit.
Our Dear Rapist President NEVER had anything resembling a budget surplus. Ever.
It was the Democrat FDR that implemented the FHA.
It was the Democrat Carter the implemented the CRA
It was the Democrat Clinton who implemented CRA II
it was the Democrats in the House and Senate who stonewalled attempts to fix Fannie-Mae and Freddie-Mac.
So, take off your partisan blinders and find out who the real enemies of the Republic are.
The CBO can't figure out that taxes collected for future unbudgeted expenditures should't be added towards current "surplus/deficit" calculations.
Who'd have thought that a bunch of accountants working for politicians would be so dishonest as to hide that?
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Obama took office in January 2009 so there are no numbers in the chart you posted for Obama. The fiscal year 2009 was over 1.4 trillion dollars and was between Bush and Obama. Fiscal year 2010 is ALL Obama and is on path to blow the 2009 record out of the record books. The first three months are over 400 billion dollars.Also the deficit is only the most in history if you don't count inflation. If you do, then you see that Obama is not even close.