I'm not posting this to rake Obama over the coals, because I realize that President Bush also had a hand in this. The reason I posted this is because this kind of government spending must come to a halt now, before it's too late.
Obama Shatters Spending Record for First-Year Presidents
The federal government spent $3.5 trillion during President Obama's first year in office. This far exceeds the spending for any other first-year president.
President Obama has shattered the budget record for first-year presidents -- spending nearly double what his predecessor did when he came into office and far exceeding the first-year tabs for any other U.S. president in history.
In fiscal 2009 the federal government spent $3.52 trillion -- $2.8 trillion in 2000 dollars, which sets a benchmark for comparison. That fiscal year covered the last three-and-a-half months of George W. Bush's term and the first eight-and-a-half months of Obama's.
Obama Shatters Spending Record for First-Year Presidents - FOXNews.com