There will always be a debt or deficit that increases annually in our country until 2 things happen...taxes go up across the board (a good increase but not like we saw in the 60s and 70s) and we figure out a better way to identify spending problems. Until then, get used to this just like the last 2 decades. To help strengthen that point, I'll take a Liberal's comment from above and apply it here:
"Our entire national debt was less than $500 billion when Reagan took the reins. He gave us our first trillion dollar national debt, and Republicans have worked hard to make that figure an annual deficit ever since. Take Dick "Ronald Reagan proved deficits don't matter" Cheney's word for it."
When Reagan took office, taxes were still really high but not nearly as high as they were in the 2 decades before him. Once they started going down, at least one debt or deficit increased year over year. The Reps made the biggest impact in the 90s but Clinton made a much bigger impact when he traded one debt for another, which caused interest to accrue at a much higher rate than if he had left it alone. That's basically what W, Obama and Trump are being forced to try to counteract. Raising taxes on one group of people (e.g. the rich), helped a tiny bit under Obama, but there can't be a real solution until taxes go up for everyone like they were pre-80s. You can disagree all you want but disagreeing doesn't change the facts.
Federal - 1980 Single Tax Brackets
Tax Bracket Tax Rate