Typical liberalism/socialism where people like you are jealous of what others have and thus have to punish wealth creation. Tax cuts to the rich mean the rich get to keep more of what they earn and thus have the choice of where to spend it. That doesn't work for people like you who never understand what the rich do with their money and the jobs that money creates. The rich will never spend the way you or other socialists want thus have to be punished. You need to realize that the rich don't have enough money to fund the liberal spending appetite.
As for the debt. let's start with 1980
Debt to the Penny (Daily History Search Application)
Carter 900 billion
Reagan 1.7 trillion
GHW Bush 1.4 trillion
Clinton 1.4 trillion
GW Bush 4.9 trillion
Obama 7.6 trillion
How is your math?
It was the liberals of the day who wanted to fight for independence, the conservative shop keepers not so much.