In response to tacobreath's comment:
First, the CBO also estimated that by 2050, the Iraq War will have cost 1.7 trillion dollars.
Because caring for all the maimed and PTSD'd troops through then is going to be really expensive.
Second, you are shifting the goalposts. In the other thread, I totalled the costs of the big expenditures under Bush in order to support my claim that they were more than the "2 trillion" you attibuted to Obama.
I then also pointed out that not only was Bush spending higher, Obama revenue is way lower because of Bush tax cuts, plus the two crises for which each party bears different degrees of responsibility:
Now you're saying, "oh, but if we compare the stimulus to the Iraq war and ignore everything else...."
Iraq: 800+ Billion, plus potentially up to another trillion through 2050 for vets, plus interest on all that debt service
CBO, trusted when bad for Obama, hated when good for him, estimates long term cost at 1.7 trillion for Iraq. That was in 2007.
Afghanistan: 600+ million
Unfunded prescription: Between 400 and 600 billion over 10ish years, take your pick.
"Initially, the net cost of the program was projected at $400 billion for the ten-year period between 2004 and 2013. One month after passage, the administration estimated that the net cost of the program over the period between 2006 (the first year the program started paying benefits) and 2015 would be $534 billion.As of February 2009, the projected net cost of the program over the 2006 to 2015 period was $549.2 billion"
TARP: 25 billion or so, though perhaps more will be recovered.
And of course, Tax cuts, a mortgage crisis (see my quote from Bush in 2002 "everyone must have a home" in the other thread), a financial crisis.......and trillions of revenue gets knocked out.
Add in thousands of our soldiers dead, a hundred thousand civilians dead, far more maimed, the fact he kept his wars off the books.... and...well... you'll stat to see how awful Bush was.
Changing "Iraq: 800+ Billion," in the above to the "756 billion" in your goalpost-shifted politifact article doesn't change much.