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05/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Peter Orszag Does "The Daily Show": "This Is A &*$% Big Mess" (VIDEO)

White House Budget Director/HuffPost commenter favorite Peter Orszag went on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night and actually explained President Obama's budget plan calmly and clearly -- denying Jon Stewart's claim that "all this shit is made up."

In Part I Orszag explains differing deficit projections:

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When Stewart expresses shock at the size of the deficit, Orszag does admit that it's a "[bleep]ing big mess." In Part II he talks about how the administration plans to reduce it:

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