From President George Washington to President George Bush the debt combined under all 43 Presidents is 6.3 trillion dollars. From 1789 through 2008.
In just 1 term (4 years) the nation debt under Barack Obama alone went up 6.5 trillion dollars. When Barack Obama took office the national debt was 10 trillion dollars. Now its almost 17 trillion dollars. What the first 43 Presidents spent Obama spent that plus more in just 4 years.