the debt wing

via Slate’s Andrew Leonard:

“On Sunday, the New York Times¬†published a chart¬†demonstrating the relative contributions to the deficit made by George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Short version: The total cost of new policies initiated during the administration of George Bush: $5.07 trillion.”

Barack Obama: $1.44 trillion. Most of that cleaning up the Bush disaster.

How the Deficit Got This Big