Those being projections I find it hard to put them in the category of facts
Fair point. I suppose that it's a "fact" that the Center's analysis "projects" McCain's numbers to be fiscally worse than Obama's, for whatever that's worth.
For the economy the chickens are coming home to roost no matter who get into office.
Yup. As long as enough people continue to believe we can have something for nothing, personal and national budgets will be a mess until the big crash, and that won't be fun for any of us.
Unfortunately, few politicians have figured out how to say "look folks, this course is unsustainable and we should really be making different choices" and still get elected. And that's a failure on the part of both the public and our leaders to take the problem seriously.