This is from fact check ; Debt – The U.S. government’s debt owed to the public has more than doubled. It is now more than $13.6 trillion, an increase of 116 percent since Obama first took office. And the debt also has grown dramatically even when measured as a percentage of the growing economy, from 52 percent of gross domestic product at the end of fiscal year 2009 to just under 74 percent at the end of fiscal 2015, according to the most recent estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The current modest economy is an illusion based on deficit spending. The analogy is someone spending their week's pay, over the weekend, living it up, creating the illusion they have a lot more disposable money, than they actually do. Or it is like the neighbor who works the same job, yet has a boat, motor cycle, camper and a large swimming pool in their yard. It is done by with credit cards.