Pretty colored graphs are nice, but show me math. I want to see exactly how you arrived at this chart. From solely examining the chart, it appears that the equations used to arrive at the tax increase and revenue lines are pure linear extrapolation. Share the equations used so those in mathematical field can truly examine what you are claiming. Also, how old is this graph? You state it was prepared by Paul Ryan, but when? Did it take into account any of the proposals that have been bounced around over the last few weeks?
Needless to say, I am skeptical of this graph and would like more detail. Sadly, our "leaders" in Washington continue to provide reasons to question their analysis' and their intentions. Including you sir. Prove to me with the mathematical facts that I can trust you and your analysis of the situation.
In the meantime, please put the people of this great Nation ahead of your politics and your next reelection campaign and resolve this financial crisis which teeters on the brink.
Best regards.+The White House +Barack Obama