Omits one fact: Democrats' plan would also balloon deficit
Republican plan to extend Bush tax cuts "would double deficit projections going forward for the next couple of decades."
Debt hasn't grown that fast
The debt is "nearly $6 trillion more than when President Obama was sworn into office."
This time, he's right
"The budget submitted by Obama will add more to the debt than the outstanding debt of the previous 43 presidents combined."
Ending the tax cuts wouldn’t even cut the deficit in half
"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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