- 37 percent is due to the business cycle, so we can look forward to some of that going away when the economy finally turns up again.
- 33 percent is largely a creation of George W. Bush (who also can be blamed for the depth of the business cycle) in such legislation as tax cuts.
- 20 percent comes from President Obama's continuation of some Bush policies such as the Iraq war and some tax cuts.
- 10 percent from new Obama policies, which break down as 7 percent for the stimulus plan and only 3 percent for such proposals as health care, education, energy. etc.
On second thought, your neo-con pals may not be pleased to see this breakdown.