Ok so please explain to me this?

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    Numerous Republicans bitch and bitch and bitch about the Democrats spend too much money and Republicans are the "true" Conservatives on fiscal spending. Well lets look at the past 50 years or so at some examples since thats when what our parties are today were formed(prior to that they were opposites)


    Federally -Democrats since FDR have a clear advantage of GDP growth 4.4% - 2.6% which in real money is a huge difference

    Annual job growth - Roosevelt's 3rd term, LBJ, Carter and of course the Bush boys are at the bottom

    Straight up spending per citizen -

    Obama will be first then:
    Bush II 8900
    Bush I 8200
    Clinton 8000
    Reagan 7500
    Carter 6600
    Ford 6200
    Nixon 5400
    Johnson 4600
    JFK 4000
    Truman 3400
    Eisenhower 3400
    FDR 2200


    So, someone please tell me why Republicans are so much better with our money than Democrats and also explain to me why Dem's spend so much more than Repub's when the stats say otherwise?
     
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    Fucked up stats
     
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    Why do Republicans think that their party is good for the American economy?

    They don't.

    But most of them think that the Republicans are better for their personal economies.

    They're wrong about that in the long run, but in the short run, thanks to tax breaks for the better off, they're right enough.
     
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    Really....

    An economic record of presidential ... - Google Book Search
     
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    It's simply a reality that most rightist advocacy in regards to the economy is spawned by either dim acceptance of propaganda or individual greed.
     
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    :rofl:
    ROFLMAO!!!
     
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    Either that or common sense.
     
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    Not really. Considering that I'm still encountering rightist rejection of so basic an economic concept as the diminishing rate as marginal utility even as we converse here...
     
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    I like to think of it as unenlightened self-interest.
     
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    This is a false choice. Niether of these Parties is worth a used Big Mac.

    I don't think that we have a party that does what the Reps say they want to do. As long as the purse strings for the majority of the money collected as taxes are in Washington, there will be no true Conservative Party.

    When a party comes along that espouses the shift in the power, that is the money, from the Feds to the States, that will be the party that I am a part of. The states and not the Feds should have the responsibilty of caring for the people. As close as the power, the money, can be to the people is where it should be.

    Right now with the big ol' pot o' money in DC, the money seems like there is no end to it even though we find it about 3/4 of the way through each year. Everything has become so complex in DC that nobody understands any part of it and the idea of reducing spending always comes down to who can demogogue more stridently.

    The Feds should have enough money to do what they, by necessity, are the only entity capable of doing. Interstate commerce, national defense, negotiating trade agreements, oversite of the justice system and maybe delivery of the mail, but it's starting to look like that is an idea whose time is passing.

    By taking away most of what they spend and most of what they spend it on, the money, and the power, returns closer to the people.

    We all need to put on one black glove and start chanting, "Power to the People!"
     

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