If CBO says it counts as they have it laid out then that is good enough for me. You trying to sell Media Matters or any other leftwing propaganda are a non-starter. The damn money was accounted for before it was spent regardless how they stole it. You keep trying to paint Obama has some conservative spender and that is simply wrong.
He has every intention of expanding entitlements as far as he can stretch them and you're an idiot if you believe otherwise! Furthermore he has every intention of making the SCOTUS as liberal as he can and that is the only importance left in him to the liberal base, otherwise he is useless as the tits on his boar pig.
You also want to turn the meter back on Bush for the 9 months of drunken sailor spending that Obama did out of Bush's checkbook and that is not going to fly, simple as that. Obama is the worst sitting president in the history of this nation and nothing you can say will ever change that! Yes, he is worse than Jimmy Carter.
Obama's spending pig is identical to Bush's, just on steroids and he broke ever-single promise he made to get elected and cut absolutely nothing that George W. Bush hadn't already cut and the one cut he made Obama and his minions reversed it and that is the inheritance tax. That is wealth re-distribution anyway you say it!
Yet, the national debt was $13-trillion when Obama inaugurated in January 2009, and more than a trillion-dollars a year is interest on Bush/GOP debt.