How many trillion?

While Barack Obama was off schmoozing with Jay Leno and mocking the handicapped instead of governing it seems that popular anger was mounting at sloppily drafted Democratic legislation. Now apparently including the President's budget, with the Congressional Budget Office estimating that this year's deficit could be a wallet-boggling $1.845 trillion, four times George W. Bush's last irresponsible figure and larger even than Mr. Obama's projected $1.75 trillion. At this point in Washington they may be inclined to regard the nearly $100 billion difference as a mere rounding error... but if it was AIG bonuses they'd think it was big, and out in the hinterland folks might have that reaction anyway.