Reagan, Reagan, Reagan ... that's all we ever hear. Reagan would have broken the pledge Norquist expects all Conservatives to sign, at least 11 times as president and at least as many times as Governor of California. This myth that Regan is some kind of economic God is a total fallacy with zero base in reality. The fact is, if Mr Norquist is going to document anything about Obama, he has to remember, 2 deficit financed wars, huge upper class tax breaks, deficit financed Medicare entitlements and ZERO vetoes of any spending bills by his predecessor. Also, You can't include 2009 as, 2009, up to September was Bush junior's budget. Norquist math, does not add up.
This book is pure Right Wing propaganda, nothing more, nothing less. The way out of this mess isn't purely to cut spending, the population is growing exponentially all the time, people are aging in droves. What's the solution? Just cut them all off? That's not plausible in such a developed society.
Happiness isn't measured by the size of people's bank accounts, it's measured by the feeling of safety we all have as we age.