Saturday, October 09, 2004

Bush Math: 8.2% = <1%

That's right boys and girls, we've once again been treated to Bush's fuzzy math. Remember this one from last night's debate:
"Non-homeland, non-defense discretionary spending was raising at 15 percent a year when I got into office. And today it's less than 1 percent, because we're working together to try to bring this deficit under control."
President Bush, 10-8-04
Well, it seems he got this one wrong, as Meteor Blades at dKos points out. From the Congressional Budget Office we find this one:

Nixon/Ford: 6.8% per year
Carter: 2.0% per year
Reagan: -1.3% per year
Bush I: 4.0% per year
Clinton: 2.5% per year
Bush II: 8.2% per year

Working together to bring this deficit under control, eh? More like the Mother of All Spenders.