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Joe Biden, telling it like it is

Joe Biden, telling it like it is

There is a way to tally the effects Obama has had on the deficit. Look at every piece of legislation he has signed into law. Every time Congress passes a bill, either the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the effect it will have on the budget over the next 10 years. And then they continue to estimate changes to those bills. If you know how to read their numbers, you can come up with an estimate that zeros in on the laws Obama has had a hand in.

There is a way to tally the effects Obama has had on the deficit. Look at every piece of legislation he has signed into law. Every time Congress passes a bill, either the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the effect it will have on the budget over the next 10 years. And then they continue to estimate changes to those bills. If you know how to read their numbers, you can come up with an estimate that zeros in on the laws Obama has had a hand in.

Rather than helping by calmly reading a road map to provide constructive directions, Republicans have decided the best way to help steer us back to better times is to reach up front and wrench the wheel from Obama’s hands. When this plan predictably goes awry, they hide their involvement (note the tiny pair of eyes and nose peering out the back window) and blame the driver for everything rather than acknowledging their own role in the crash.

Rather than helping by calmly reading a road map to provide constructive directions, Republicans have decided the best way to help steer us back to better times is to reach up front and wrench the wheel from Obama’s hands. When this plan predictably goes awry, they hide their involvement (note the tiny pair of eyes and nose peering out the back window) and blame the driver for everything rather than acknowledging their own role in the crash.

think-progress:

FACT: The federal government is just about the same size today as it was in 1983. 

think-progress:

FACT: The federal government is just about the same size today as it was in 1983.