Yesterday, the White House again touted the fact that they have cut federal deficits by historic amounts the past two years. Just keep in mind that the deduction is only in the predicted yearly deficit, in other words the national debt is still going up in historic fashion, but just not quite as fast. In classic political double-speak, the Biden administration would have you believe that they were able to cut the deficit by $350 billion last year, but due to pandemic emergency spending running out, if they had done nothing, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the deficit growth would have slowed by $1 trillion, much more than what they are hanging their hat on. Whether Republican or Democrat, unfortunately our elected leaders do not appear to have the resolve to tackle governmental spending and now we get to deal with the effects of higher interest rates begotten from higher inflation. The more you repeat something the more likely you are to believe it.