Youtube is a wonderful thing. You can go back in time and get clips of politicians saying the darndest things.
Here's Obama on July 3, 2008. I really liked what he was saying. I was so upset at Bush for running up the national debt more than anyone else in history and here was Obama voicing my exact thoughts.
"The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents - #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back -- $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That's irresponsible. It's unpatriotic."
Unfortunately, in just the first 2.5 years of Obama's term, he has added about $5 trillion more to the national debt.