It looks like the cost of what we owe has increased over the last two years, but what part of the increase is from new spending? What has Obama spent on new programs that wasn't a part of govt before he took office. It seems like some people are trying to make believe that OBAMA is somehow spending a lot more than the previous president did on new spending when I don't see it. The saving of our ecconmy has cost money but it's not a figure that is built into the budget in future years. Things like wars and programs that were in place before OBAMA got there are not his doing are they? If it was not for the downturn in our ecconomy by the last 8 years of a very poorly run adm by George Bush we wouldn't be in such a problem. But giving more than Bush did to the rich in an attempt to gear up the american ecconomy which didn't happen under Bush and his large tax cuts, in my opinion isn't going to help the people get jobs and be an asest to our country like the republicans still are trying put forth.