this country is in so much debt, is because Bush put us into 2 wars. Obama can magically make the 2 wars disappear, so the debt keeps rising because 2 wars. so stop sayingthat hes raised the deficit by 3 times. And for the economy, its a misconception that the President has a large impact on the economy, he doesn't. There isn't a whole lot he can do. Yes, he put in plans to spend more, but most economists say that in order for the economy to increase, the government needs to spend more money creating new jobs, buying, and everything else. So it does take longer than 4 years.