Here is the data that shows what he means.
The Motley Fool reported on a recent Google consumer survey which asked the question, “How do you think the US Federal Government’s yearly budget deficit has changed since January 2010?” With 665 responses from around the country spanning a wide variety of demographics, here’s what it found. Respondents thought the deficit had:
Increased a lot 41%
Increased a little 14%
About the same 24%
Why are so many people getting it wrong? They get misinformation from their Congressional Representatives, who should know better. Many of the Representatives probably do, but why tell the truth if misinformation works to their advantage?
(c) 2013 J.C. Moore