Massive disapproval of Obama's handling of budget deficit

A new Gallup poll reveals 68% of the public disapproves of President Obama's handling of the budget deficit. Building on a base of disapproval, public support for the president's handling of the budget crisis (yes, it's time to call it a crisis) is, in the words of Andrew Malcolm, "cratering."



Doug Ross brilliantly illustrates the utter irrelevance of the spending cuts proposed by Obama with three views of a pie chart of federal spending and Obama's budget cut. First, here is the overall budget, deficit, and Obama's cuts:



You can't see the cuts? Well, how about a close-up?



Still having trouble spotting the cuts? OK, here's a closer close-up:



Is there any doubt why the public so overwhelmingly disapproves?

A new Gallup poll reveals 68% of the public disapproves of President Obama's handling of the budget deficit. Building on a base of disapproval, public support for the president's handling of the budget crisis (yes, it's time to call it a crisis) is, in the words of Andrew Malcolm, "cratering."



Doug Ross brilliantly illustrates the utter irrelevance of the spending cuts proposed by Obama with three views of a pie chart of federal spending and Obama's budget cut. First, here is the overall budget, deficit, and Obama's cuts:



You can't see the cuts? Well, how about a close-up?



Still having trouble spotting the cuts? OK, here's a closer close-up:



Is there any doubt why the public so overwhelmingly disapproves?

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