CHART OF THE DAY: $1,500,000,000,000

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Just out from the CBO, your estimated deficit for 2011 $1.5 trillion.

Here’s some perspective on the deficit as a percentage of GDP. As you can see, it’s not quite a record, but close.

chart of the day, deficits and surpluses, jan 2011

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