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The National Debt

The rhetoric is high and thick. The American people are hear a lot of numbers being through around along with a lot of blame. Rather than buying into the latest rhetoric and red herrings being bandied about by politicians more interested in protecting their base and special interests, let's take a look at the actual numbers.

Using the numbers reported from the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) we can show the performance of past presidents as well as our current president. If your going to blame anyone for where we are now, it would be a good idea to get to know the path our nation took and who actually did the most damage.


(Source: CBO Historical Budget Page and Whitehouse FY 2012 Budget - Table 7.1 Federal Debt at the End of Year PDF, Excel,

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