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July 24 2009 at 6:42 PM
Anonymous 


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From your own attachment:

Some readers wrote to us saying we should have made clear the difference between the federal deficit and the federal debt. A deficit occurs when the government takes in less money than it spends in a given year. The debt is the total amount the government owes at any given time. So the debt goes up in any given year by the amount of the deficit, or it decreases by the amount of any surplus.

Here's the debt data straight from the U.S. Treasury website:

09/30/2001 5,807,463,412,200.06
09/30/2000 5,674,178,209,886.86
09/30/1999 5,656,270,901,615.43
09/30/1998 5,526,193,008,897.62
09/30/1997 5,413,146,011,397.34
09/30/1996 5,224,810,939,135.73
09/29/1995 4,973,982,900,709.39
09/30/1994 4,692,749,910,013.32
09/30/1993 4,411,488,883,139.38

The debt goes up each and every year of the Clinton administration, ergo Clinton ran a deficit each and every year of his term. Let me repeat: Clinton ran a deficit throughout his term.

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  1. You have got to be the most clueless person.... - Anonymous on Jul 25, 5:02 PM
    1. Re: You have got to be the most clueless person.... - Anonymous on Jul 25, 6:53 PM
    2. facts and data usually work - Anonymous on Jul 25, 9:56 PM
      1. Sorry Reps, Libby got you on this one - Anonymous on Jul 26, 8:01 PM
        1. Re: Sorry Reps, Libby got you on this one - Anonymous on Jul 27, 9:04 AM
        2. not really - Anonymous on Jul 28, 10:24 AM
     
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