A Lesson in Clarity

Graphs and charts can be very informative. Sometimes, if done right, they can clarify rather complex issues. Take budgets and spending, for instance. Now, this isn’t a typical graph, but I think it makes the point quite well:

Talk about a pie chart. I hope you caught the crumbs next to the larger pie—that’s the dreaded sequestration amount. How will we ever survive?

Yet President Obama seems to have difficulty with the proposition that spending needs to be cut:

He has what he calls a “more balanced” approach. Let’s allow him to clarify this one:

Nothing, in fact, seems to bother him as much as the possibility of cutting back on the amount the government takes from us or curtailing government borrowing:

Finally, for those who have a particularly difficult time understanding Democrat-speak, I offer the following translation:

I hope this exercise in clarity has been helpful.