Up until now, George W. Bush was the most fiscally irresponsible President in our nation’s history. Now he is the second most fiscally irresponsible President in our nation’s history. He is probably happy Obama came along, as is Jimmy Carter.
Bush had to budget for the WOT, which was punted to him by an even more irresponsible overall President.
And before you list the big government programs Bush enacted, I agree with you on that. Bush was far more into big government than I would have preferred, but the deficit, even paying for the WOT, was at about 165 billion and shrinking when the Democrat majority Congress replaced the Republican majority Congress in Jan. 2007.