Chart: Obama Budget Can’t Dent the Deficit

The Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee recently released a nifty chart showing just how much the president’s FY 2013 ten-year budget would cut the deficit over the next ten years: about $400 billion. In other words, just not a whole lot relative to our $25 trillion debt.

Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking member of the committee, has a few  comments here on what he characterizes as the White House’s “serial deception.”

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