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    I have always accepted as fact that Democrats with all their social programs run higher deficits compared to Republicans. I was really shocked when I saw these figures.

    Take a look at this chart.

    National debt by U.S. presidential terms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Every Democratic president for the last 50 years has had a decrease in debt to GDP ratio.
    Every Republican president for the last 50 years with the exception of Nixon has had and increase.


    The biggest increase was in George Bush's second term (+20.0%).
    The biggest decrease was in Clinton's second term (-9.0%).

    "I guess this goes to show that what most people believe most of the time is mostly wrong."
     
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    Bubba's decrease was driven by a confluence of demographics, a congress controlled by the opposition party for 3/4 of his term, and by emasculating the military.

    Dubya was a paleoprogressive noecon RINO, whose policy agenda more closely resembled that of LBJ than any republican since....since....Abraham Lincoln.

    Nice try, though.
     
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    The T George S. Patton Party Supporting Member

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    And isn't it interesting that the Repubs are always correcting Progressive Fuck ups?
     
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    Bush was not a real republican is no excuse.
     
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    So...I guess that means that Obama will blow the trend out of the water.
     
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    He was progressive.
     
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    He was a dumbass.
     
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    And no MAN is an Island unto himself...what's yer point?

    You state the Obvious.
     
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    I wonder what the chart of congressional control would reveal.
     
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    Doesn't matter how effectively you can prove it.

    Partisans will still believe the myths about both parties.

    They cling to these myths because they NEED an enemy and their betters tell then WHO to hate.

    Stupid people ARE like that, ya know.
     
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