The Republicans are responsible for the Debt. They're the most fiscally irresponsible and it's not a close call... The Maddow Blog - Chart: National debt, by president Obama spending at the beginning of his Presidency was a necessary evil according to virtually all economists, including the most fiscally conservative to avoid a total collapse of the economy. When Obama walked in the door we were already in the midst of the Great Recession, the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. Stimulus through spending was absolutely necessary. Here's a graph of President's Truman through Bush: Obama's Summit and the Myth of Republican Fiscal Responsibility | Crooks and Liars Again, Obama's spending was necessary to prevent absolute meltdown with the likes of AIG, Citigroup, GM, and Chrysler going out of business. He's not fiscally irresponsible. He inherited a total ****ing mess. If you're able to read these two graphs, your notion of the Democrat's being the irresponsible debtors will certainly go by the wayside.