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Obama and the deficits

"There are two basic truths about the enormous deficits that the federal government will run in the coming years," wrote New York Times economics reporter David Leonhardt. "The first is that President Obama's agenda, ambitious as it may be, is responsible for only a sliver of the deficits, despite what many of his Republican critics are saying. The second is that Mr. Obama does not have a realistic plan for eliminating the deficit, despite what his advisers have suggested."