von uses the graph (below) to illustrate how horrible Obama’s projected deficits are compared to Bush’s then tries to act (in the comments) as though the cost of the two wars (or military appropriations) and the 2008 bailout money are somehow negligible figures. Am I missing something here? Isn’t this years deficit owned by the Bush administration? Don’t the war expenses bring these numbers much higher?
So even if this graph does take into account the ware expenses, etc. then I think it’s also important to note that Obama’s budget does as well, and had the Bush admin not started said wars and driven the economy into the dumps as it were, Obama’s budget would reflect that, too.