Apparently Obama had nothing to do with the deficit, who knew?

( – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney placed the blame for the $16.4 trillion national debt on Congress, as he again asserted that President Barack Obama will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling.

“Nobody forced Congress to rack up the bills that it incurred,” Carney told reporters on  Monday. “And it is an abdication of responsibility to say we’re going to let the country default and cause global economic calamity simply because we’re not getting what we want in terms of our ideological agenda.”

The national debt has increased by $5 trillion since Obama took office in 2009.