Costs of Bush and Obama Policies

Another compelling chart about policy changes that exploded the deficit. Bush tax cuts are at root.

It's based on data from the Congressional Budget Office and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Its significance is not partisan (who's "to blame" for the deficit) but intellectual. It demonstrates the utter incoherence of being very concerned about a structural federal deficit but ruling out of consideration the policy that was largest single contributor to that deficit, namely the Bush-era tax cuts.

source - http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/07/the-chart-that-should-acc...