Fact Check: National Debt Doubled Under President Bush, Wrong!

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “The National Debt Of America Doubled Under President Bush. From $5 Trillion Accumulated Debt In The History Of The United States Of America To The Day When President Bush Left Office And The National Debt Was $12 Trillion.” (Sen. Durbin, Floor Remarks, 7/20/10)

POLITIFACT: “Durbin’s ‘Fact’ Is Wrong”

POLITIFACT: “So, ‘in eight years of Republican rule,’ was it true that ‘the national debt went from $5 trillion to $12 trillion?’ No — an important part of Durbin’s ‘fact’ is wrong.” (“Durbin Misstates Debt Growth During Bush Years,” St. Petersburg Times’ PolitiFact, 6/23/10)

• “Fast-forward eight years — that is, just before Bush handed the reins to Barack Obama — and the federal debt stood at $9.986 trillion.” (“Durbin Misstates Debt Growth During Bush Years,” St. Petersburg Times’ PolitiFact, 6/23/10)

• “When we asked Durbin’s office for comment, a spokesman acknowledged the error and said that the senator will be correcting the record.” (“Durbin Misstates Debt Growth During Bush Years,” St. Petersburg Times’ PolitiFact, 6/23/10)

via Republican.Senate.Gov – Blogs.

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