This isn’t meant to be a debate, but if it turns into one, I apologize for plopping it into the wrong forum.
I got into a conversation with a staunch conservative on a facebook post (I actually didn’t mean to debate, I was simply posting a cite and correcting an error.) He bowed out of the conversation by saying “I didn’t mean to get political, but don’t believe everything you read in the news. The federal deficit actually WASN’T over one trillion in 2009.”
Wait-- is this a thing with some conservatives? I understand they have a massive distrust of “mainstream” media, but I have never seen *anything *that disputes the extent of our deficit in 2009.
What I’m looking for is links showing alternative theories around our 2009 deficit NOT being around $1.4 trillion. I can’t find anything in my googling. (Or perhaps this guy I was conversing with is just making things up.)