Am I the only one that thinks this "graph that should accompany every discussion of the debt ceiling" actually does a pretty poor job of conveying exactly what is going on?
There is too much text. The colors don't really mean anything. There is no element of time. The "Savings" portion of the graph is marooned at the top where it is easily ignored.
I dunno. The issue is interesting and does need good illustration, but I don't think this is the way.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24sun4.html