Baloney. Only a handful of losers still try to play the "blame Bush" game.<quoted text>
Most of what President Obama has added to the debt was needed to finnish cleaning up the mess very BIG MESS - George Walker Bush - has left behind.
With the $4 trillion dollars Bush pissed away and the $6 trillion Obama has had to spend to finnish getting us out of the Bush Hole, he dug a deep hole --- George Walker Bush has cost this country $10 trillion.
Since Obama took office, publicly held debt has increased from about $6.3 trillion to about $11.3 trillion—a nearly 80 percent increase.
This total—and the 80 percent increase—is actually more significant, because President Obama has added more to the publicly held debt than any previous President.
The federal budget deficit, which is on track to top $1 trillion for the fourth straight year: The deficit shows how much government spending has exceeded revenue in a given year, or the money the government is taking in from taxes. In contrast, the publicly held debt is the total of all past deficits and surpluses. The U.S. government spends more than it takes in. To cover the deficit and continue spending, government bonds and notes—essentially IOUs—must be issued.
Obama vowed to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term.
Instead, Obama has averaged deficits nearly three times that of his predecessor.