No point reading this article, as a picture says it all:
Apparently something major happened in 2000 that really set us on the wrong course. Who knows what that could have been?
And really, as noted in the comments, these deficit projections really do not tell the full story:
The sad part is the debt limit was raised by $850 billion in October, 2007, and again last week by $800 billion. So the official “deficit” of $400 billion or so horribly, unbelievably, understates the real fiscal disaster that is the Bush economic record.
More from the Politico:
Add in the federal debt ceiling, and it’s a reminder of how deep in the red the government already is. The current debt limit of about $9.815 trillion will be exhausted this fall, and the Democrats’ new 2009 budget plan calls for raising the ceiling to $10.615 trillion — an $800 billion increase.
It is enough to make you want to throw up.