When leadership is absent it's very apparent.
"Never Whine,Complain or make Excuses! When you make excuses you are a dead leader. " Orrin Woodward
Let's do a little civics lesson, either most of America was absent the day they taught this, or the teacher didn't relay the information. Budgets do not come from the White House, and for the last few years they haven't come from Congress either, but they should come from Congress as mandated by the Constitution. The party that has controlled all of Congress from 2007 has been the Democrats. They have had complete control over fiscal year 2007 through 2011, the 2012 budget will be on the backs of the newly elected Republican House of Representatives. Note; it still has to get through the Senate, which is controlled by the Democrats, and the White House, again a Democrat stronghold. Our current President prior to his election to the highest office was a voting member of the Senate. As soon as the liberals got control of the House, Senate, and the Oval Office the deficit grew from just over $400 billion to a whopping $1.85 trillion (2009) and have continued this fiscal policy of trillion dollar plus deficits ever since.
If our current President inherited anything, as he is fond of assigning blame, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, Obama inherited the deficit he voted for then he signed into legislation fiscal policies that expanded that deficit four fold since January 20th when he took office.
Now this is Bush's, God's, Standard and Poor's, Arab Spring, and the weather's fault. Did I miss anyone? I'm sure it was Orrin who told me, "leaders accept responsibility." Leaders find solutions, leaders handle conflict resolution, leaders get people who disagree to work in harmony. Leaders do not pass the blame.