Michele Bachmann Off By a Factor of 12
A friend just sent me this little nugget from Rep. Michele Bachmann:
"If you look at the debt level accumulated under George W. Bush, 400 some-odd billion dollars, President Obama in his first year in office accumulated $1.4 trillion, over four times more than that big spending George Bush -- and that was after 911 and the recessions and all that he had to deal with and the two wars. Over four times!"
Eh, close. She's off by a factor of 12, which we'll be nice and assume is a rounding error. Debt increased by $4.9 trillion under GWB .. not $400 billion.
All the numbers can be found here: