Statements about Deficit

Republican plan to extend Bush tax cuts "would double deficit projections going forward for the next couple of decades."

The debt is "nearly $6 trillion more than when President Obama was sworn into office."

"The budget submitted by Obama will add more to the debt than the outstanding debt of the previous 43 presidents combined." 

"If all of the [Bush-era] tax cuts expire on schedule, the budget will be close to being balanced in four years."

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