In May 2003, Obama called on the Senate to resist Bush's "unprecedented $300 billion deficit" that "underscores the recklessness of the George W. Bush administration and the Republican Congress". During the 2008 campaign, Czar Obama said, "The first thing you do when you're in a hole is what? ... You stop digging. So the first thing that we're going to have to do is to stop adding to our deficit." More than 3 years later, Czar Obama and tax-spend big-government politicians are driving the U.S. bus closer to the same cliff that Greece, Spain and Italy plunged over. During the 45 full months of Czar Obama's reign, the national debt increased by $5.63 trillion to $16.26 trillion, at an annual rate of $1.50 trillion. www.newsandopinions.