( provided for the ref. links, wiki site use caution or general logic )
( some opinion included ) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/bush/legacy/timeline/
( some opinion included ) http://247wallst.com/2010/08/19/cbo-deficit-will-be-huge-but-not-massive/
...mix of right, left, center, up, down, and sideways news site articles. :-)
"......2001, the last time the government produced a budget surplus. Every year after that, the government has been in the red. In 2004, the deficit swelled to a record $413 billion. "
"....He [ Bush ] was told by Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke that this depression could be worse than the Great Depression"
( some opinion ) http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/12/roundtable_on_bush_and_the_eco.html
It's the Economy, Stupidly
( some opinion ) http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1967
All Econ. data from [ debt, spending....etc ] 1968-2007, see CBO site for 2007-current
( 2001 projection ) U.S. economy outlook 2000-2010
Signs of the economy starting to weaken, not directly blaming the administration.
Including historic data sources, plus war(s) spending is/was a major factor.
?? $4.14 billion per day since September 28, 2007 ??
Historic Economy data / links
( some opinion ) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1692027,00.html
( some opinion ) http://logicizer.blogtownhall.com/default.aspx?mode=post&g=f48d2bf3-1c51-4592-aa46-191f089d752f&docid=213
Government Spending Chart in United States 1990-2010
US War Timeline, 1990 - 2010 ( rather interesting reading [ war data] )
"...Since 2003, the United States has reported obligating about $642 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and provided about $24 billion for training, equipment, supplies, facility construction, and other services for Iraqi security forces..."