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Thu Feb 11, 2021, 03:31 PM

3. Such sloppy writing

Federal deficit is not the same as federal debt.

The federal debt would have been paid off in Clinton's term if the republicans didn't block it from happening. If one is concerned about the federal debt, there's $23 trillion in un-taxed lucre hidden offshore by republican benefactors. You could also look at making the billionaires pay some taxes for a change.

The federal deficit is large now because, um, we're at war. We're in the middle of a pandemic. Perhaps you've heard of it. It's been in the news lately!!111!! The deficit-as-percentage-of-GDP is high but still less than half of what it was during WW II.

Oh, well. The Washington Post has space to fill. Have to find something to write about. Accurate detail and analysis isn't important, just the word/line count.

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