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I think you are comparing apples and garbage when you compare budget/GDP at the end of the Clinton years with the ratio two years into the Great Republican Recession (see, I don't just blame Bush.)

And you would also have to remove from the comparison the cost of the two unfunded wars Bush chose to borrow money to pay for, as well as the impact of his tax cuts.

And, and I don't know how this would impact things, but Social Security and Medicare, which are funded by special taxes, should not be rolled into the whole. Got any source that has done anything remotely like that?
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