I can agree with this to some extent but not totally - the states of the national economy are not comparable, Bush entered office with a surplus in the national budget and with shrinking deficit projections according to CBO. Obama entered office with an economy in free fall. Bush and his people cut taxes using a justification that the government had too much money and cutting taxes would so stimulate the economy that it wouldn't make much difference anyway, they started a totally unnecessary war in Iraq and botched a war in Afghanistan, greatly prolonging it and requiring the Obama people to continue paying for said war during a period of recession.
Much of the spending at this time is a direct result of the recession, debt payments on the Bush era deficits and increased military spending.
There is a perception, created by the large noise machine of the right that President Obama is a spendthrift, wasting the taxpayers money but it just ain't so
Obama Channels Eisenhower With Anemic Government Spending Growth[/URL]
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it’s time for the president to “get serious about spending.” The budget numbers suggest Barack Obama already has, with beneficial effects on the deficit.
Federal outlays over the past three years grew at their slowest pace since 1953-56, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president. Expenditures as a share of the economy sank last year to 22.8 percent, their lowest level since 2008, according to Congressional Budget Office data. That’s down from 24.1 percent in 2011 and a 64-year high of 25.2 percent in 2009, when Obama pushed through an $831 billion stimulus package.