Here's what the cbo says and is being printed in numerous places on the internet. "...and while the national debt would stabilize at 67 percent of GDP over the next decade if current law were maintained, extending tax cuts enacted during the administration of President George W. Bush and keeping growth in appropriations in line with inflation would mean that the debt would reach almost 90 percent of GDP by 2020." In other words, it's gwb's fault and the problem is that we need more taxes. But here's the cbo chart: <img src="http://www.american.com/graphics/2010/Biggs%204.15.10.tif" alt="some_text"/> The chart would appear to clearly show that it is spending that is out of control. So what should I believe? What the CBO says, or my own eyes?