Yes stupid, Bush had 9/11 which he didn't even attempt to prevent despite warnings that an attack was imminent. Of the two wars one was arguably necessary, Afghanistan and one was totally unnecessary, Iraq. The housing crisis was caused by greed, pure and simple and Republican anti regulatory policies allowed that to happen. Meanwhile his tax cuts for the wealthiest 5% cost the Treasury $11.6 million every hour of every day. The Iraq war not only distracted from our more justified operation in Afghanistan prolonging that conflict but has cost over $3 trillion dollars and that cost will keep on rising due to the continuing care required for those who came back physically and mentally damaged and will add another $.5 trillion to the debt.<quoted text>
Bush had 9/11, two wars and the housing market collapse.
Obama more than doubled Bush's debt in one term. What did he have? Besides a prolonged recovery and failed policies?
Yes Carol the debt has increased but not because of spending which has been essentially flat under Obama, it's falling revenue due to the recession and Bush's tax cuts and service on the debt that Bush incurred for his wars.
If Bush had left the tax rates alone which Eisenhower wisely did, limited our actions in Afghanistan to supporting the Northern Alliance with surgical strikes on known Al Qaeda sites and left Iraq the hell alone, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.