Under Trump, the U.S. debt grew ...

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... by the size of the Brazilian economy in just two years

Hey, all you "conservatives" out there who wholeheartedly support Trump, WTF?

U.S. government debt is on track this year to rise at the fastest pace since 2012, as a stronger economy fails to keep pace with the wave of red ink that’s rising under the Trump administration.

Total public debt outstanding has jumped by $1.36 trillion, or 6.6%, since the start of 2018, and by $1.9 trillion since President Trump took office, according to the latest Treasury Department figures. The latter figure is about the size of Brazil’s gross domestic product.

If this year’s growth rate is sustained through the end of the year, it would be the biggest jump in percentage terms since the last year of President Obama’s first term, when the economy needed fiscal stimulus in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

As of Monday, the nation’s debt stood at a record $21.9 trillion.
Under Trump, the U.S. debt grew by the size of the Brazilian economy in just two years
 
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That is the same amount the debt grew in Obama's last two years and half as much as Obama's first two years.

So what's your point?
Well, no one on the right seems particularly concerned about Trump doing what they hated Obama for doing. That's the point.

It's called "hypocrisy"- a term the right seems to be familiar with.
 
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In the United States government, there are several Offices of the Chief Economist for different departments. For instance, the Office of the Chief Economist within the United States Department of State was first staffed in March 2012 by Heidi Crebo-Rediker,[5]and the Office of the Chief Economist within the United States Department of Agriculture is led, as of 2014, by Joseph W. Glauber.[6] As of 2014, the chief economist for the US State Department is Rodney D. Ludema.[7]

wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_economist

In other words, it's not always about the 1 person at the top regardless of 'skin color'.
 
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In the United States government, there are several Offices of the Chief Economist for different departments. For instance, the Office of the Chief Economist within the United States Department of State was first staffed in March 2012 by Heidi Crebo-Rediker,[5]and the Office of the Chief Economist within the United States Department of Agriculture is led, as of 2014, by Joseph W. Glauber.[6] As of 2014, the chief economist for the US State Department is Rodney D. Ludema.[7]

wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_economist

In other words, it's not always about the 1 person at the top regardless of 'skin color'.
Do any of them have an executive position? No.

Where does the buck stop in your opinion?

But nice attempt at a deflection. Not very effective but I'm sure the faithful thank you.
 
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ONCE AGAIN OUR CANADIAN shows his ignorance (Presidents do not create debt) But Lets follow his line of thinking

1. Debt borrowed in Trumps 1st 2 years. 1.3 trillion. (1,300 billion)


2. Debt Borrowed under Obama's first 2 years... 3.3 TRILLION (3,300 billion)

3 Debt borrowed in Obama's 2nd 2 years.. 3.1 Trillion dollars (3,100 billion)

4 Projection for Trumps 2nd 2 years 1.4 trillion (1,400 billion)

Plus you forget Trump debt created by congress under trump in this model have NOT been adjusted for inflation. which if you did adjust would mean that trump is spending less. than the Actual dollars)

Since Obama was his hero, that must mean that TRUMP ISN'T CREATING ENOUGH DEBT (debt that trump nor Obama could create)..

So what is RNG's issue with Trump,

is it because he is the most successful POTUS since Reagan and Clinton..

Is it because that he is Just clueless as Inspector Clueso
 
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ps

following the MISGUIDED logic of RNG (his self inflicted ignorance)
Obama outborowed the current Brazilian economy in 1 year, NOT ONCE but 4 times.

But then again, Presidents do not create debt, those are acts of Congress.
 
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