True_Blue_Aussie saidWith the deficit up 15.7% in the first half of fiscal 2011, the president can own this....... But he'll blame Ex President Bush.
The National Debt when Bush took office was 5.7 trillion.
When he left office - it was 10.625 trillion.
So, Bush added almost 5 trillion dollars to the National Debt.
Bush also has the worst record on job creation on record.
Most of the the additional debt that President Obama has added to the National Debt was stimulus spending that was necessary because of the Bush recession - the worst in 70 years - that he inherited from Bush.
So, yes - the facts do show that Bush is the one to blame for the debt problem we have.