- May 2018
Obama had no control. The GOP held the "purse strings" in the House all but 2 years, and even in those 2 years Obama was hampered by the DINOs. "Obama's debt" was actually BUSH'S debt from when the incompetent gave out that huge upper class tax cut in 2001, then the incompetent decided to start a couple wars in response to 911 (neither war attacking the responsible party of the attack, btw). By the time the incompetent moron was out of office the debt was about $11 trillion. Obama got into office and the GOP was suddenly "fiscally conservative", lol. If the morons had let Obama have the stimulus the economy required we'd have recovered from the recession years ago.Where are you getting those numbers?
The national debt at the end of 1980 was $909 billion, 1988 2,606 billion, more importantly as a % of GDP 32.5% and 50.5%.
At the end of 2008 the national debt was $9,986 billion and 2016 it was $19,539 billion. More importantly the national debt rose from 67.7% of GDP in 2008 to 105.8% under Obama.