” - - - 2. The chart shows annual DEFICITS just like the charts title says. - - - “
The chart is labeled “NATIONAL” not “Annual” deficits. The data, shown by year is shown in an annual manner. Thus, the title should not include the word “National.”
If it said Federal you wouldn’t object. I think the author assumed most people knew the difference between debt and deficit. If you don’t like the chart post one you do like.