FLASHBACK: Candidate Obama Says Adding $4T To Debt Is Unpatriotic
With the national debt eclipsing $16T today, I thought it might be fun to take a little stroll down memory lane. So let’s go back to 2008 when then-candidate Obama has this to say about the national debt:
So adding $4T to the national debt is “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic?” Got it.
National debt on January 20th, 2009: $10.62T
National debt as of today: $16.01T
So, if adding $4T to the national debt over 8 years is irresponsible and unpatriotic, what exactly would adding $5.39T to the national debt in less than 4 years be?