President Obama so far has presided over five of the six largest annual budget deficits that the U.S. government has ever run.
Fiscal 2013 ended ended on Sept. 30. The deficit was $680 billion.
In fiscal 2012, the deficit was $1.1 trillion.
In fiscal 2011, it was $1.3 trillion.
In fiscal 2010, it was $1.3 trillion.
In fiscal 2009, it was $1.4 trillion.
Adjusted for price inflation, the $680 billion fiscal 2013 deficit is only exceeded by the deficit the U.S. government ran in 1943 in World War II. That year, the deficit was $55 billion, or $744 billion in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars.