For the Sake of Fiscal Responsibility

John Campbell
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Posted: Jun 25, 2009 12:48 PM
I have stated many times in the past, that Republicans in the White House and Congress have spent too much.  I have said it since I came to Congress in 2005, and I am saying it again today.  However, the budget, spending, and deficits we are now seeing are almost incomprehensible.  The numbers are so large in fact that we fail to conceptualize them.  In order to help with that, here is a chart from the Heritage Foundation detailing the average federal deficit as a percentage of GDP, for Presidents Carter through Obama.  This graph speaks for itself.