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Now compare the size of the tax cuts to the total amount of spending and you will see where the problem lies. Compare $700 billion—the tax cut the president said “would drastically expand the deficit”—to $41.9 trillion ($41,911 billion).
Friday, October 08, 2010
Why It Pays To Know A Little Bit Of Math
Even minimal facility with numbers can help you see when a politician--even the president--is essentially trying to mislead you.