How Much Did Obama Contribute To The National Debt?
Submitted by: bliznik⚫ 1 year ago in
There are three ways to look at the national debt by any president, and all of them are correct.
+ If you look at the debt before he took office and after he took office, the debt went up $7.7 trillion on his watch.
+ If you look at all the deficits when he was in office, subtract out Bush's, and add the projected deficit for 2017, the debt will increase $6.6 trillion on his watch.
+ If you only look at the policies that Obama himself implemented (or helped implement with Congress), the debt went up $983 billion on his watch.
Further reading: Here's another interesting read from The Washington Post. Their numbers show that at $20 trillion dollars, the national debt nearly doubled during Obama's two terms as the President of the United States.