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Feb
11

ah, republicans are suddenly worried about the deficit!

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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/


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