Flashback: Obama Calls Debt Under Bush 'Unpatriotic' and 'Irresponsible'


On July 3, 2008 -- the day before Independence Day -- Barack Obama said that adding $4 trillion in debt was irresponsible and "unpatriotic."

Obama: "The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents - #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic."

Flash-forward and you'll find new debt from just one Obama term was almost twice as much as a full 8 years of President Bush.

Hypocrisy, passing the buck and blaming others is also unpatriotic, right, Mr. President? Maybe it's time you lived up to your own words from 2008...