We all know that the Doonesbury comic strip is not very friendly towards the Republicans. So, let us all acknowledge that going forward. And while Trudeau would probably interpret facts differently than most Republicans would, I doubt that he would actually misrepresent the facts themselves. That would be my guess, anyway. The strip in today's paper had the following text: "Fun fact, okay? Since 1776, the United States has accumulated a national debt of $9 trillion, over half of which was incurred when a Bush was on watch! What a family legacy! If you throw in Reagan, fully 70% of the national debt was created under just three Republican presidents! What's more, they didn't even try to restrain spending! Out of 19 submitted budgets, only two were balanced! So, here's my question, dude, where did the myth of GOP fiscal responsibility come from?" Please note that I transcribed the text from the comic verbatim, exclamation points included. Nothing in bold italics is my own. Do these numbers ring true? I'm much to lazy to do a fact check and would welcome any comments that would legitimately either validate or dispute these statistics.