Thank you all who posted the corrections. I need to hit the books. "Howard Hess" <email@example.com> wrote in message firstname.lastname@example.org... > On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 01:07:45 GMT, "Roger Sherman" > <email@example.com> wrote: > > >On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 23:38:31 +0000, Da Parrot-chick wrote: > > > >>> You have a short memory if you think this economy is bad. Relative > >>> to the past decade, maybe it's down. But relative to the past > >>> century, doesn't get much better aside from utopia. > >> > >> Mike, the federal deficit projection is over $400 Billion. That's a B, not > >> an M. Next year add another $80 Billion. In 2001 when President Bush took > >> office, there was a budget surplus of $1.6 billion dollars. Do you still > >> think the economy is in fine shape? > > > > > >That's a little disingenuous, would you say? We didn't get out of debt > >during Clintons presidency. Yes, we had a "surplus" of 1.6 bil, but that > >didn't mean we were in the black by 1.6 bil. We were way, way in the red. > >I'm no W supporter (far from it), but you make it sound like the current > >administration had pushed us 401.6 bil onto the ugly side of the ledger. > > Roger, > > The $400 billion and $480 billion numbers in Da Parrot-chick's post > weren't the national debt, they were the single-year budget deficits.