When Bush came into office on Jan 20th 2001 the total public debt was $5,727,776,738,304. When Bush left office it was: $10,626,877,048,913
So in Bush’s 8 year term he contributed to the total public debt approximately: $4,899,100,310,609
When Obama came into office (1/20/2009) the debt was:
As of 2/21/2013 the Total Public Debt Outstanding was approximately
In Obama’s 4 years and 1 month in office he added $5,981,441,308,463.54 to the public debt which is more than Bush added in his 8 years in office. At this rate at the end of Obama’s second term we will be sitting at $20+ trillion.