Yeah yeah yeah - we've been all over the whole "FY2009 wasn't Obama's fault" dodge ad nauseum here before.<quoted text>
FY2009 was bush's last budget year. FY2002 was his first budget year.
The Fiscal Year busget begins in October of the preceding year, so the FY2009 budget began on October 1, 2008 or about 4 months before Obama took office and 1 month before the election even took place.
Whatev - take whatever FY periods you want and try to spin them any way you like - I linked the hard numbers for all of 'em. The inescapable truth remains - federal debt exploded to 107% of GDP under Obama, a level not seen since the heart of WWII and dwarfing the rate at which the preceding administration piled up debt - and is projected to remain there through the end of Obama's 2nd term.