If Republicans in Congress were smart they’d print out one of these for Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight. Then when Obama starts blaming Bush and Republicans for the “failed economic policies of the last 8 years” (drink), they can hold this up for every American to see:
The chart not only shows that Obama tripled the US national deficit in one year but that Bush was able to bring down the national deficit from $412 billion in 2004 to $162 billion in 2007 thanks to his tax cuts that worked.
Here is another chart to hold up that might come in handy tonight:
The unemployment rate last year skyrocketed under Barack Obama. They should wave this around when Obama starts talking about the failed stimulus.