"You know, the thing is, people want to say it’s extreme. But what I would say is extreme is a trillion-dollar deficit every year. I mean, that's an extremely bad situation."
And we've all heard the constant insistence from the Republicans that Obama exploded the deficit, and that it continues to grow- a claim swallowed whole by much of the mainstream press.
Well, time out for a little truth. Here's a nice, readily available chart of the recent history of the Federal deficit:
As you can see, every Republican administration in the last 35 years has left office with a greatly higher budget deficit, and every Democratic administration has done exactly the opposite. Despite this truth, the press of course continues to collaborate with Republicans to spread the patent falsehood that it is Democrats that are the spendthrifts. And thus the American public continues to place its trust in the very people that pose the greatest threat to our public well-being. So, the struggle between flawed but essentially decent people, and those who are not, continues as it has throughout the whole history of mankind.