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From The Atlantic:  The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling 

It’s based on data from the Congressional Budget Office and the Center  on Budget and Policy Priorities. Its significance is not partisan (who’s  “to blame” for the deficit) but intellectual. It demonstrates the utter incoherence of being very concerned about a structural federal deficit but ruling  out of consideration the policy that was largest single contributor to  that deficit, namely the Bush-era tax cuts.

From The AtlanticThe Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling

It’s based on data from the Congressional Budget Office and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Its significance is not partisan (who’s “to blame” for the deficit) but intellectual. It demonstrates the utter incoherence of being very concerned about a structural federal deficit but ruling out of consideration the policy that was largest single contributor to that deficit, namely the Bush-era tax cuts.

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