This article relates to comparisons of budgetary spending and policy across the different United States Presidential administrations.
|1992-09-30||4,064,620,655,521.66||Bush I leaving, Clinton incoming|
|2000-09-30||5,674,178,209,886.86||Clinton leaving, Bush II incoming|
|2007-09-30||9,007,653,372,262.48||Bush II leaving, Obama incoming|
- [-by-year listings of the US public debt, going back to 1791
- earlier incarnation of that information
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- 2013-10-20 Celebrated chef Tom Colicchio tweets that relatively little debt accumulated under Barack Obama: FALSE
- 2013-07-24 Obama says deficit is falling at the fastest rate in 60 years: TRUE
- 2008-07-20 The United States Has Not Had A Balanced Budget Since 1957! (archived) explains how the claims of a surplus for Clinton are actually derived by leaving out part of the debt.
- Just For the Record by Dwight Meredith: multiple comparisons across Kennedy/Johnson, Nixon/Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton administrations. Summary (all figures are in 1996 dollars):
- Republican presidents increased the national debt by $3.8 trillion, with an average annual deficit of $190 billion.
- Democratic presidents increased the national debt by $719.5 billion, with an average annual deficit of $36 billion.
- The Latest Data on Bush's Spendthrift Ways: Percentage Changes in Real Discretionary Spending for LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush
- How to Withstand the Coming Bush Economic Crisis: analysis of expected effects on the economy, written for portfolio investors
- President Reagan, Champion Budget-Cutter by Veronique de Rugy of the American Enterprise Institute