According to the not-exactly-leftist Wall Street Journal, even two years ago, George the Lesser's administration was already the worst. Similarly, last year, Cybercast News compared presidents and the current one was the most profligate. Even the Reagonomics-oriented Club for Growth joined in calling the GOP's policy and actions "drunken sailor spending."
Even without the most recent $1.5 trillion (12 zeroes) Bush increases that bring our national debt to nearly $9 trillion, the Club for Growth's comparisons pin the tail on the elephant.
Average annual real increases in domestic discretionary
|George H.W. Bush||1990-93|
|George W. Bush||2002-04|
It is much, much worse since. More on this in future posts.