Bush submitted to Congress a budget for FY 2009 of $3.1 trillion dollars. However, the bottom line spending for that year (nine month of it with Obama in office) was $3.52 trillion; an increase of FOURTEEN PERCENT!
But But even if you take all of the FY2009 outlays and blame it on Bush – which would include the second half of TARP that Obama requested; most of the Auto Bailout which Obama pushed; The Mortgage/Loan Medication Program; The Omnibus Spending Bill signed by Obama March 2009; The Stimulus Bill, and the S-CHIP expansion – take all of this and place it on Bush, spending is still up by almost 24% in Obama’s first term versus Bush’s last:
> Total outlays for Budget Years 2006, 200, 2008 and 2009: $11.882 trillion.
> Total outlays for the following four budget years will be approximately $14.645 trillion. This, my friends, is an increase of almost 24%.