- Jan 6, 2012
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- Prague, Czech Republic
I feel for you. Losing sucks, eh?I'm sure this moron thought Clinton would follow Obama.Figures that comes from fake news gatewaypundit...that is close to accurate, but not quite.
There are two ways to calculate how much a POTUS added, either from inauguration day to day before inauguration day. The more accurate way is to do from first budget year to end of last budget year.
All my numbers came from this site: Debt to the Penny (Daily History Search Application)
I will do both so I am not accused of being biased.
The day Bush II took office the debt stood at $5,727,776,738,304.64.
The day Bush II left office the debt stood at $10,628,881,485,510.20
That is an increase of 85.6%.
The first day of Bush II's first budget year (Oct 1, 2001) the debt stood at $5,806,151,389,190.21
The last day of Bush II's last budget year (Sept 30, 2009) the debt stood at $11,909,829,003,511.70
That is an increase of 105.1%, meaning he actually did spend more than all other presidents before him.
Now, for Obama:
The day Obama took office the debt stood at $10,626,877,048,913.00
The day Obama left office the debt stood at $19,944,429,217,106.70
That is an increase of 87.7%.
The first day of Obama's first budget year (Oct 1, 2009) the debt stood at $11,920,519,164,319.40
The last day of Obama's last budget year (Sept 30, 2017) the debt stood at $20,244,900,016,053.50
That is an increase of 69.8%.
No matter how you calculate it, Obama did not spend more all other presidents before him. That is just a lie passed on by the Repubs.
I should point out that Reagan added 186% to the national debt, meaning he added more than all other presidents before him plus another 86%.
And FDR added something like 1000% to the national debt, more than all other presidents before him times 10.
- Obama Has Now Increased Debt More than All Presidents from …
Obama Has Now Increased Debt More than All Presidents from George Washington Through George H.W. Bush Combined. That means that in the less-than-three-years Obama has been in office, the federal debt has increased by $4.212 trillion--more than the total national debt of about $4.1672 trillion accumulated by all 41 U.S. presidents from George Washington through George H.W. Bush combined.
- Obama Adds More To Deficit Than All Presidents Before Him
US News Archives • The Federalist Papersobama-adds-more-to-deficit-than...
Obama Adds More To Deficit Than All Presidents Before Him. This is far less than each of the Obama years. The Obama administration holds the record for the top six annual budget deficits all accumulated in its first six years, with more than $1 Trillion deficits in each of its first four years alone.
At the end of 2008, the accumulated total of all US Deficits for all administrations since 1789 was $5.3 Trillion.
No, that’s a lie. The actual accumlationof all U.S. deficits by the end of 2008 was actually $10.7
Debt to the Penny (Daily History Search Application)
Obama added $9.3 trillion. And while it’s amusing to watch you brain-dead rightards accept such bullshit as gospel, not even you can convince anyone with a functioning brain that $9.3 trillion is more than $10.7 trillion.
I am pretty sure this moron thought that George H.W. Bush was the president after Clinton, not before.
did you? Well, I guess you were wrong.