If you want to see a good visualization of the annual deficit, have a look at the chart below:
-Government spending: The left bar shows that, relative to our tax base, we spend too much.
-Financing: The right bar shows that relative to our spending, we tax too little.
The graph at right shows that the Great Recession caused outlays to fall, but revenues to fall even more:
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.