Bush Tax Cuts Drive Deficit

Most people seem to believe that the Stimulus added tremendously to our long-term debt problems by exploding the deficit. However, the Stimulus-related expansion of the deficit will be short-lived. As this graph shows, the Stimulus increased the deficit greatly for the years 2009, 2010, and 2011. After that, however, the effect on the deficit drops off dramatically. Going forward, the major contributors to the deficit are the Bush tax cuts, the lingering effects of the recession itself, and the two unfunded wars (including their aftermath). Source: Economic Downturn and Bush Policies Continue to Drive Large Projected Deficits, based on data from the Congressional Budget Office analyzed by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

Theme based on Danland by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer