Affordable, a massive $680 billion defence bill in September - once again laden with pork, etc.
Uh-oh! There goes that "Blame Bush meme!"
President Bush's proposed FY2009 budget called for spending of only $3.11 trillion, which was just a 3% increase. President Obama and his Democrat Congress ended up spending $3.52 trillion in 2009, which represented a 17.9% increase in spending -- the highest single-year percentage spending increase since the Korean War.
By January 2010, spending as a percentage of GDP was 25.2% -- the highest it has been in the United States since World War II.
Yes, Obama's spending as a percentage of GDP has gone down, but only ever so slightly. During George W Bush's 8 years as president, spending averaged