Here is a non-partisan assessment on Obama's contribution to the debt. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...obama-inherited-deficits-bush-administration/ So guess what, repubs/cons? The Bush Tax cuts were in fact harmful. However, I do think it is a fair criticism to say Obama had a significant contribution to the deficit. Despite that, I think this article proves that the GOP exaggerated it quite a bit.