Here is a GOP Congress graph showing The Obama 2013 Budget: A Summary And Analysis – Budget Background …If we look at the years the debt shot upwards, it usually is during wars. But since Reagan took over, we have GOP wild spending while Democrats cut spending. The disaster of the Bush II Bubble Years forced heavy Federal spending to dig the nation out of a very deep hole. And one major aspect of this Grave Of US Dreams was dug by our military in our foolish invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Iraq is rapidly falling apart and al Qaeda, funded by our ‘allies’ the Israelis and Saudis, is resurgent and Afghanistan is rapidly falling back into the hands of the Taliban.