Monday, August 02, 2004

Another reason to vote for Kerry?

Okay, let's ignore the whole issue of misleading the country into an unarguably immoral war. Moby, over at one of my favorite Blogs, suggests the following:

In the last year of Bill Clinton's presidency, the United States had a budget surplus of $127 billion dollars. When George Bush was elected, he promised a budget surplus of $262 billion dollars by 2004. On friday, the Bush administration presented a budget that has the largest deficit in the history of the United States: $445 billion dollars. So, in three years, the Bush administration have taken a $127 billion dollar surplus and turned it into a $445 billion dollar deficit.

That's a difference/loss of $572 billion dollars.

or: $572,000,000,000.00

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