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The Red Ink Olympics

If you read the right wing blogosphere or listen to some in Congress you would think that President Obama invented deficit spending and that Republicans have always been the party of fiscal responsibility.  Well, we know that is not true.  In comparing the top 5 presidents in terms of percentage increase of public debt and percentage increase in public debt relative to gdp, Obama  finishes only 4th and 34d respectively with Reagan and Bush earning the gold medial.