> Barack Obama - The national debt grew the most dollar-wise during President Obama's
> two terms. He added $7.917 trillion, a 68 percent increase, in seven years. This
> was the fifth-largest increase percentage-wise. Obama's budgets included the economic
> stimulus package. It added $787 billion by cutting taxes, extending unemployment
> benefits, and funding public works projects. The Obama tax cuts added $858 billion
> to the debt in two years.
> George W. Bush - President Bush added the second-greatest amount to the debt, at
> $5.849 trillion. But this was the fourth-largest percentage increase out of all the
> presidents. Bush increased the debt 101 percent from where it started on September
> 30, 2001, at $5.8 trillion. That's the end of FY 2001, which was President Clinton's
> last budget. Bush responded to the 9/11 attacks by launching the War on Terror. That
> drove military spending to record levels of $600-$800 billion a year. It included
> the Iraq War, which cost $807.5 billion.
Both of these numbers for both presidents were calculated using 100 years of shady, ever changing economics. The way we used to calculate fiscal dollars was once straight forward. Both of these presidents existed in an economic climate where as country we' essesntially begin using Monopoly money and invented loopholes and new algebra. Only by this time the control variable was now able to also be changed on the fly through a variety of different political games from both parties. Both of these presidents served as the new age of perversions in finance and capitalism had been rewritten.