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The national debt increase under President George W. Bush -- $6.1 ZOT
Treasury Direct ^ | 30 August 2012

Posted on 08/30/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by moonshot925

30 September 2001 = 5,807,463,412,200

30 September 2009 = 11,909,829,003,512

Total Increase = 6,102,365,591,312

Increase in by Fiscal Year

FY 2002 = 420,772,553,397 FY 2003 = 554,995,097,146 FY 2004 = 595,821,633,587 FY 2055 = 553,656,965,393 FY 2006 = 574,264,237,492 FY 2007 = 500,679,473,047 FY 2008 = 1,017,071,524,650 FY 2009 = 1,885,104,106,599


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History
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The GOP has not been fiscally responsible.
1 posted on 08/30/2012 11:47:13 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

You neglect to indicate that your SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 number of 11 trillion is about 9 months AFTER Obama took office....are you some kind of troll?


2 posted on 08/30/2012 11:49:45 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: moonshot925

Who was in charge of the purse after January of 2007?


3 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: moonshot925

Note the last two years, when it really exploded, was when the Rats had taken control of Congress.


4 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Gaffer

Fiscal Year 2009 ran from 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009.

This was President Bush’s last budget.

He is responsible.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:54 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

I’d take a good chunk of that last $1.8 billion out since Obama took over and passed more spending bills in early 2009 but even if you do, you are right. Lyndon Baines Bush never tried to get spending under control. While he did several things right, he was a Rockefeller Republican just like his daddy when it came to spending and entitlements. There is no getting around it. And the “Republican” Congress he had until 2007 went along with it. It completely undermined the Republican message and set the stage for disaster and Obama.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 11:50:54 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: moonshot925

moonshot925
Since May 19, 2012


7 posted on 08/30/2012 11:51:03 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: moonshot925

Spending bills originate in congress, look at the big jump in 2008 when the dems took over. The budgets prior, while still far too much, were rather flat in comparison.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 11:51:09 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: moonshot925

True. But in 4 years, Obama has increased the national debt by almost as much as Bush increased it in 8 years. So neither is reducing the debt, but the Dems are increasing it twice as fast.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 11:51:22 AM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: moonshot925

Duh....Obama has amassed more debt in four years than Bush 43 did in eight. Wanna estimate what BO will ring up in 8 years, should we be cursed with his second term?


10 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: moonshot925

Bush isn’t on the ballot.


11 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:36 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Perdogg; DuncanWaring

The Democrats are big socialist spenders. There is no doubt about it.

But Republicans had control of the House and Senate from January 2001 to January 2009.

There is no reason the debt should have skyrocketed under their leadership.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: TSgt

I am just pointing out that the past 3 GOP Presidents have been big spenders.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 11:53:49 AM PDT by moonshot925
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And the Democrats under Obama increased the debt by 5 trillion in 3.5 years.

So nice try Obamabot but no sale.

14 posted on 08/30/2012 11:54:20 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: moonshot925

didn’t the democrats take control in 2006?

Does this figure take Obama’s 2009 stimulus into account?


15 posted on 08/30/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: Perdogg; DuncanWaring

The Republicans had control of the House and Senate until January 2007. That is what I meant.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925

Congress makes the budget.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 11:55:01 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: moonshot925

No, they have not. Our current candidate has no plans to be any different. We had a choice during the primary season.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 11:55:07 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: moonshot925

There was no approved budget under Obama as far as I’m aware. They have been operating under CRAs for virtually his entire administrations and HE is responsible for the Trillion Plus deficits each year since then. Add to that the TARP, QEs and all the rest and you have a debt explosion. Add the fact that the Republicans were not in control since 2007.

While Republicans are indeed fiscally irresponsible, the problem is Obama and the Democrats and that’s why I think your post is disingenuous.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 11:55:33 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: MNDude
didn’t the democrats take control in 2006

Yes I made a typo.

20 posted on 08/30/2012 11:56:05 AM PDT by moonshot925
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