How much debt did GWB add? the truth

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    The Bush Deficit, the Clinton Surplus and TARP by Gregory Hilton | The DC World Affairs Blog

    Auditor 00007 just called me a liar on another thread when I stated how much debt GWB added without intrest from the total
    09 is open for debate and to be honest the last GOP budget was 07
    But thru 08 it was well below 2.5 trillion
    thats the number I used
    If we are to give 1/2 of 09 (he did not sign the 09 budget) to GWB then it would be close to 2.5 trillion

    any-one want to contest the link I have?
    Being called a liar is something I do not take lightly
     
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    And we know Wiki is infallible.

    In any case, I do not recall any ratings agency threatening to downgrade US debt while Bush was president. Not even in the last months in office did they put the US on watch with negative implications. No, all of that came after 3 years of Barack Obama and solid Dem majorities in Congress.
     
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    no I think thats right, even with iraq afghan counted...
     
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    then again heres CBS


    September 29, 2008 12:20 PM

    Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt

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    Mark Knoller

    It's the biggest increase under any president in U.S history.

    On the day President Bush took office, the national debt stood at $5.727 trillion. The latest number from the Treasury Department shows the national debt now stands at more than $9.849 trillion. That's a 71.9 percent increase on Mr. Bush's watch.


    more at-

    Bush Administration Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt - Couric & Co. - CBS News

    Now, even f they did not add iraq or afghan. which they do not say or not,

    they came to; approx. 850 Billion.

    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL33110.pdf


    so lets call it 5.5 and not quibble.
     
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    BULLSHIT!!!!!! You LIAR!!!!!

    Government - Historical Debt Outstanding - Annual 2000 - 2010

    Total National Debt
    09/30/2008 - $10,024,724,896,912.49
    09/30/2001 - $5,807,463,412,200.06
     
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    Calculate it here:

    Debt to the Penny (Daily History Search Application)

    I'm getting about 5 trillion.
     
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    Hey guys, you do know Barack Obama is in charge now. He's in charge. He's in charge. You must one day FINALLY accept the fact that Barack Obama is in charge. It's HIS watch now. Not Bush's.
     

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