It's easy to look at a graph and a chart and try to understand what's happening. If you look at this CBO chart, you'll find what the stimulus has cost us over the last several years. The red is the stimulus, the blue is the cost of the War in Iraq.
I lay the blame for that squarely on Congress' doorstep. They pass the budget. So why did the deficit spike in 2008? Simple! The Democrats took control of Congress.
There are Congressional primary elections in Louisiana this weekend, and I'm not voting for any incumbent. Not one.