Obama Says Reagan Raised Debt Ceiling 18 Times; George W. Bush Seven Times

In a televised address to the nation on July 25, 2011, to discuss the pending deadline on the debt ceiling, President Barack Obama made his pitch for a "balanced" approach to reducing the deficit -- one that includes spending cuts as well as revenue increases from tax increases for wealthier Americans.

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    ... Carter raised the debt ceiling 9 times from $706 billion to $995 billion and Reagan raised it 18 times, from $995 billion to $2.868 trillion! Where was the uproar from the die-hard Americans then? Next up, George H. W. Bush raised the ceiling 9 times ...
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