Sorry for all the political stuff, but here’s another bullshit graphic that’s going around.
This one relies on old data, comparing 2 years of Obama’s administration to 8 years of George W. Bush.
The debt when Bush left office was 10.6 trillion. Now it’s 14.7 trillion. That’s a 39% increase, not a 16% increase. Compound that over the next 5 years (to make the W. comparison fair), and we’re up to a projected increase of about 140% for Obama.
(Yes, we’re in a recession, blah blah blah. That’s not the point. The point is that distribution of this graphic is an intentional effort to misinform.)