14
Feb
11

ah, republicans are suddenly worried about the deficit!

Source

The only president since Jimmy Carter to constrain out-of-control spending by Congress was Bill Clinton. But deficit spending during President Obama’s first term has so far only been in response to the recession, part of his administration’s expansionary fiscal policies which have included tax cuts and credits for most Americans.


4 Responses to “ah, republicans are suddenly worried about the deficit!”


  1. 1 Dorothy Rissman
    February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Chipsticks, What a wonderful graph. It is one thing to think about a huge amount of debt, but the hard reality of a statistical graphs makes it so clear. Wahoo. It is also shocking to see how small the debt used to be going back to Jimmy Carter.

    Thanks Chipsticks.

    • February 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      You’re welcome Dorothy, I was amazed by that graph when I first saw it – it’s incredible that the myth lives on that the Republicans are the fiscally responsible party.

  2. 3 Andogriff
    February 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for this great graph, chipsticks, I passed it on.

  3. 4 bjw2
    February 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Please visit the “John Boehner where are the jobs time clock site”. Every visit is counted, so please pass it around, the more visitors to the site the better.

    http://www.whenarethejobs.com/


Comments are currently closed.

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@DaRiverZkind

@Lib_Librarian

@amk4obama

@zizii2

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 27,509,569 hits
February 2011
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28  

WH Flickr

P092214PS-0654

P091614PS-0175

P091114PS-0521

P091014PS-0264

P070114PS-0159

P070114PS-0507

P070114PS-0697

P070114PS-0941

P070214PS-0286

P070214PS-0509

More Photos

%d bloggers like this: