Ok, I got it now. So what would be the correct phrase? He has already committed to increasing the debt by at least 5.5 trillion over the course of his presidency?<quoted text>
The part about the first 100 days... if he puts spending plans into place that increase the debt by 5T over his entire first term (putting him on par with Bush) then he didn't increase the debt by that much "in his first 100 days" he did it over his first term.
Your assertion would be like saying Bush increased the debt 5T on 9/12 2001 becuase he PLANNED to spend all that money on the Iraq war, so he increased the debt 5T in ONE DAY.
The claim is ludicrous. It's well after 100 days and the debt hasn't increased 4T. You allow for no mitigating circumstances such as new taxes, economic recovery, etc to offset any part of the planned deficit when you assert it has already happened.
Regardless of how it's phrased and when the money we don't have is officially spent, the scary fact remains that multiple trillions will be added to an already critically oversized debt. This cannot be sustained but yet there is no end in sight to the deficit spending. Because the debt ballooned under Bush is not justification for Obama to accelerate it.