The Bush administration began their term will negligible deficits and then proceeded to pile on .5T annual deficits every year thereafter, until the economy cratered... then the annual Bush deficit climbed to over $1T.... that was what was handed off to the Obama administration: an economy in a very deep recession and $1T of annual deficits. Starting two wars and paying for it by cutting taxes was just ingenious.
U.S. Federal Deficits, Presidents, and Congress
This idea of blaming congress is cute. Though it may have some academic merit, it shows ignorance of how Washington actually works. The wars and tax cuts and other economic policies are orchestrated by the administration. Congress does have a role, but you grossly overstate that role to make your shallow point.