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David Axelrod In 2005: Adding Three Trillion To The Deficit In Four Years Is "Madness"

The senior Obama campaign advisor, who ducked a question on having a discussion on Social Security this morning, saying “this is not the time" wanted to discuss the issue on Fox News in 2005. Axelrod also hit Bush for adding three trillion dollars to the national debt, calling it "madness" and "massive."

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"There's a discussion to be had about Social Security....there's a discussion to be had about the massive debt and deficit that President created. I think we ought to have that discussion."

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"Denial is saying we are conservatives. Maybe we can run up the deficit another three trillion dollars in the next four years. That's not conservatism, that's madness."

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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