Obama: Bush was irresponsible and unpatriotic for adding to the national debt

This is making the rounds… thought I’d jump on the train:

Can you say chutzpah?

In 31 months of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to the Treasury and CBS News, the US has added $4 trillion to its national debt.  That approaches the presidential record set by George W. Bush of $4.9 trillion, but there’s a catch to that.  Bush set that record in two terms — in 96 months:

The latest posting by the Treasury Department shows the national debt has now increased $4 trillion on President Obama’s watch.

The debt was $10.626 trillion on the day Mr. Obama took office. The latest calculation from Treasury shows the debt has now hit $14.639 trillion.

It’s the most rapid increase in the debt under any U.S. president.

The national debt increased $4.9 trillion during the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush. The debt now is rising at a pace to surpass that amount during Mr. Obama’s four-year term.

Let’s cast this by month rather than by year.  Bush added an average of $51 billion a month to the national debt.  In his 31 months in office, Obama has added to the national debt at an average monthly rate of $129 billion.  That is 152% more per month than Obama’s predecessor.

So, he said more than obviously, I guess that makes Obama quite irresponsible and unpatriotic… what else is new?

H/T to Don Surber in email.

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  • retired.military


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  • Anonymous

    Nothing new to see, move on.  Just your standard hypocrisy.

  • Anonymous

    Cool.  Three times more ineffective than W.  WOW!

  • You do realize that  the nation ran on a Bush budget for the first 9 months of Obama’s term, right?

    You are smart enough to know that the deficit “since the day Obama took office” is a dishonest measure – since the first budget year the nation was operaitng under Bush’s last budget, right?

    I don’t think you tea party dudes “know” anything except the color of Obama’s skin.

    • PBunyan

      You do realize that Obama and the Dems added about $800 billion in new spending within what? a month or so? Ever heard of A.R.R.A.?

      You do realize that Obama and the Dems took control of Congress in 2007 and wrote the last 2 of President Bush’s budgets?

      No?  I didn’t think so.  Dimwit.

      • I suppose he could argue then that it’s taken 4 years to bugger the economy instead of just 3 – but it’s still a hell of a bill for not a hell of a lot. 

    • Anonymous

      Bob, the democrats controlled Congress the last two years of the Bush Administration.  

    • Bob, you do realize that President Obama hasn’t signed a budget in two fiscal years, right?

      I hope you’re smart enough to know that this is because the Democrats’ deficit spending has been so obscene that they would have taken an even worse drubbing at the polls last year, if the extent of their fiscal responsibility was accurately known.

      I don’t think you DNC Kool-Aid drinkers “know” anything except how to regurgitate talking points faxes.

    • Anonymous

      Likewise, Bush ran on 9 months of Clinton budget. Call it a wash.

      And, Bob, I believe that that was the last budget passed by Congress. The last two years, under the Democrats in the House, didn’t even bother to pass a budget, because they didn’t want to go on the record approving all the spending they were pushing.

      So your point? Kinda not that big.


      • Call it a wash? Was the nation in a recession when Clinton left? No.

        Was the nation in a recession when Bush left? Yes, a major one.

        Yeah… it’s a wash. If you’re an idiot.

        • Anonymous

          “Was the nation in a recession when Clinton left?”

          If you’ll recall, the ‘dot-com’ bubble was about to burst.

          But I’m sure that was Bush’s fault.  Right?

          Still full of shit aren’t you?

    • Complete idiocy.

    • You do realize that Pelosi and Reid and the Democratic Congress from 2007-08 wanted to spend much MORE than Bush did, and the resulting amount is a compromise, right?

      I mean, it’s pretty low even for a dirty hippy like you to blame Bush when your side wanted to spend even MORE, isn’t it?  Wouldn’t we be in even WORSE shape if your side had had its way – particularly in light of how they quickly ran up the tab when you did win the White House?

      Maybe if you took that stupid microphone out of your butt, got a haircut, and checked into rehab for a couple of years, you wouldn’t always make such a fool of yourself.

      • You do realize that counting from “obama’s first day in office” is just a racist’s way of spinning lies?

        • Anonymous

          No, I don’t realize that.  But it does show once again that you’re full of shit.

          • Maybe if Bush had paid for his wars like his Daddy instead of borrowing from China, had not bailed out his buddies at AIG (where Washington D.C. politicians’ 401K reside) and his other campaign contributors in the banking industry, and hadn’t left a financial Tsunami that still hasn’t hit bottom, there probably wouldn’t be an article. But Conservative memories are not like an elephants and they only remember what has happened since they lost control of the executive branch. Let me put it easier terms, when a pitcher gets pulled with men on base, that pitcher gets the responsibility for what they left. Or even more base, when someone passes gas and leaves, the one still standing there gets the blame….

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, and that asshole you worship was going to do everything “different”. Right?  At least GWB took 8 years, while Barry has eclipsed that spending in only 3.

        • We’re sorry, but your race card is maxed out and has been declined. And if you continue attempting to use it to make purchases we’ll have to call your parents.

    • retired.military


      You do realize that you ascertained that there was no proof that Obama stated that most of the guns going to the Mexican cartels were coming from America.

      And you do realize that I posted Obama’s statement which can be found on Whitehouse.gov which stated exactly what the author of the thread stated Obama said.

    • retired.military

      BTW Bob you do realize that the projected deficit for next fiscal year alone is $1.3 trillion (going by the mess that Obama and the dems did prior to last year’s election).  If you want to wipe year one than next fiscal year more than covers it and you will have Obama as being on track to only have 2.5 times as much debt as Bush if obama stays in for 8 years (which he wont have a chance unless Hillary is on the ticket).

      And guy looking at your picture you are a walking poster child for the drugs in the 60s being bad for you.

      • Anonymous

        Bob is a drive by shooter, pointless to even engage. I’ve asked him several times about his side’s treatment of conservative minorities all I ever get is silence. He’s the kind of racist that causes real damage, he doesn’t think minorities are capable of getting ahead on their own.

        • Did some asshat say something? Nope, guess not. Can’t imagine what I heard — maybe the sound of a mouse squeaking.

          • Anonymous

            Wow what a well thought out, well constructed argurment.

          • retired.military

            That was the sound of your liberal ideas exploding when their baloons are popped with the needle of truth.

            Is that the best you can do?  Calling someone racist?  No proof presented.  Instead just drive by and cry racist because you disagree with them.  Whatever happened to progressives being able to handle diversity and thinking that the differences between people is a grand thing?

    • Actually it was a Democratic Congresses budget …  but who’s counting …  Its the national budget the President just signs the bill …

    • Raymond Jackman

      you do relize that in the 2 years of Obama’s budgets he has added 2.6 trillion…thats 2.6 times as fast as bush…hmmm does that make you feel better?

  • Anonymous

    “You do realize that  the nation ran on a Bush budget for the first 9 months of Obama’s term, right?”

    You do realize your full of shit?

    Pelsoi refused to submit a budget until AFTER Bush was out out office and Barry was sworn in.  Barry SIGNED your so-called “Bush budget”.

    Go sit in the corner and put that dunce cap on.

    • Garandfan has his GrandHead up his GrandAss again.

      It was a Budget request made  by Bush.


      The United States federal budget for fiscal year 2009 was a spending request by President George W. Bush
      to fund government operations for October 2008-September 2009.

      With projected receipts less than projected outlays, the budget proposed by President Bush predicts a net deficit of approximately $400 billion dollars, adding to a United States governmental debt
      of about $11.4 trillion. Actual tax receipts totaled approximately $2.1
      trillion – significantly less than the $2.7 trillion expected. The
      actual deficit in 2009 was $1.4 trillion.

      That $1.4 trillion is Bush’s budget, not Obama’s.


      • Anonymous

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        • Anonymous

          Once again booby…….er…….bobby:

          The Democrats controlled the budget process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008
          and Fiscal Year 2009, as well as Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2011.
          In that first year (2008), they had to contend with George Bush, which
          caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got
          tough on spending increases and vetoed a budget.

          For Fiscal Year 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed
          George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government
          running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed
          a massive omnibus spending bill (a “budget”) to complete the Fiscal
          Year 2009 budgets.

    • BlueSpud

      Brilliant awipe, did you realize that demo-control senate hasn’t passed budget n 4 years?

  • Anonymous

    Obama = SCFOAMF

    He’s obviously twice as bad as W was because his accumulated debt was acquired in half the time and he still has time to run the bill up a few trillion more. Whats even more hilarious is that he had a direct hand in approving at least one of those Bush budgets.

  • PBunyan

    It would be interesting to see what the deficit per month was under President Bush with a Republican Congress was vs. President Bush with a Democrat Congress vs. Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Its tough eating your words during an election year.  Almost as tough as finally running on the record of your failed administration.  

    • Anonymous

      Funny about 3 years ago, Barry wanted to be judged on “his record”.  Now all we hear is “It’s Congress’s fault!”

      Whats got the Dems worried is that in a match-up of Barry against ANYONE BUT BHO, ABBHO keeps coming out on top.

  • jim_m

    Yeah. Because we all know that the responsible thing for Bush to have done was to spend at over twice the rate he did. Because printing trillions to devalue the dollar would have been the responsible thing. Because more than doubling unemployment would have been the responsible thing, because we know that unemployment and food stamps are the two most stimulatory things to the economy.

    Or maybe just because Barry is an idiot that doesn’t know his head from his a*****e.

  • Anonymous

    Oopssy! Barry’s lips are moving again!

    What flavoor tonight Bob? Cocokiwi kooksberry?

  • Anonymous

    “Obama: Bush was irresponsible and unpatriotic for adding to the national debt”The projection is astounding! Barry is admitting he is three  times as irresponsible and unpatriotic then he thinks Bush was/is?What an idiot!

  • Anonymous

    Another thing..

     A translator for the hearing impaired? She should have been facing ole’ jugg ears? He is the one that’s tone deaf and not color blind to the wailing and gnashing of teeth waiting for him in 2012.

    Can this fool get any stoopider? 

  • As Jim Geraghty pointed out in early 2008:  “All of Barack Obama’s statements come with an expiration date.  ALL of them.”

    He’s been proven right over and over again.

    • Anonymous

      If that was Barry’s attempt at swooning the crowd,  it flopped  like a rotten crappie ..

      Oh well, there’s always vaudeville and the billions tucked away in K Ducky’s foreign accounts.

  • Anonymous
  • I can’t wait. This clip along with many others will be drilled into voters minds through campaign spots next year, close to the election.

    One very good reason to believe this clown has far less of a chance to win a second term.

    Everybody is worse off then they were four years ago and this should be enough to remind why.

    Using his own words against him should be the main tactic of any opponent.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t yet have any faith that the republicans will put any of this to good use but we can always hope.

      •  It depends on whether they’ll be playing ‘fair’ or not.  Dems, of course, will have no such restrictions.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is so responsible he submitted a budget even democrats couldn’t vote for 0-97, but I suppose that’s also Bush’s fault.

  • W

    Actually the Democrats block Bush’s last year budget. They had continuing resolution until Obama took office. Obama sign his first budget in February a month after taking office.  As has been pointed out he also spent a great deal more money his first year on stuff like his stimulus plan.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about, frankly.  GWB was irresponsible and unpatriotic in growing the national debt no matter what Obama does subsequently.  It’s not a question of numbers; it’s a question of context and intent.  Here’s how the “Progressive reasoning” (oxymoron, anyone?) works.  Since only card carrying Progressives can further design and implement the Progressive agenda, the GWB administration’s deficit spending was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.”
    Now, the great majority of Progressives would agree with the founding father of their movement Woodrow Wilson that “functions of government are in a very real sense independent of legislation, and even constitutions, … and must be given leave, or take it, to proceed without specific warrant in giving effect to the characteristic life of the state…”  The “Progressive” way, or the highway, in sum.  Come on, folks, use your handy Newspeak dictionary and get with the program.

  • Anonymous

    It appears that little Bobby has scuttled back under his rock. What a moron.

    • Anonymous

      He’ll be back for another round of drive by name calling.

  • herddog505

    For those paying attention, this is merely another example of Bad Luck Barry’s hypocrisy.

    — Bush was baaaaad for starting wars in Iraq and A-stan.  Barry is goooood for protecting innocent people from a mad dictator.

    — Bush was baaaaad for opening Gitmo.  Barry is goooood for leaving it open.

    — Bush was baaaaad for spending running deficits.  Barry is goooood for running deficits.

    — Bush was baaaaad for “czars” and going around the Congress.  Barry is gooooood for czars and going around the Congress.

    — Bush was baaaaaad for 7% unemployment.  Barry is goooood for only having 9% unemployment.

    Etc., etc.

  • Anonymous

    In other news, Richard Trumka fired a shot across the bow of the Good Ship Obama.  He told reporters that labor groups are planning to scale back their
    involvement with the Democratic Party in advance of the 2012 elections.Want to bet that within the next 48 hours we get a NEWS FLASH! from the Vineyard?  Something about a “new” program to aid (union) workers?Unrequited love is a terrible thing to witness.

    Does Trumka now qualify as a RACIST?

    • herddog505

      It could be that the unions, after the loss they sustained in Wisconsin, have neither the money nor the stomach for another expensive fight that they aren’t pretty sure that they can win.  Right now, backing Bad Luck Barry in ’12 seems a pretty foolish way to blow a lot of cash.

  • retired.military

    Jay Tea

    We would appreciate it if you could introduce Bob to your little friend Olaf.  He has proven that he is worthy.

    • What a wimp.

      • retired.military

        You racist.

        Oh and I forgot. Facist.

      • Anonymous

        Now that’s funny, drive by bob calling someone a wimp. See I told you he’d be back for another round of drive by’s

        • retired.military

          Considering the quality of Bob’s posts I anticipate a meeting with Olaf in the near future.  I bet Spongebob doesnt make it to Christmas.

      • Anonymous

        You remind me of a parakeet fighting the bird in the mirror.

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