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alofarabia Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 05:33 AM
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5. Please be very, very careful...
with this. Presidents can only sign or veto spending bills that are voted through Congress. If you replace the party of the president with the party controling Congress (if one party has both the House and the Senate) the results are somewhat different. 2002-present is of course due to an unnecessary and expensive war, but the rest of the time period on the chart is problematic. I would argue that during the Reagan years that taxes should have been raised on the wealthy to avoid/reduce the deficit in those years.
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  -Dem vs. GOP presidents & national debt chart yurbud  Jan-14-08 01:52 AM   #0 
  - Of course, Republicans always state it was the Dems who ran up spending in the 80s.  Drunken Irishman   Jan-14-08 01:54 AM   #1 
  - A classic chart!  RuleOfNah   Jan-14-08 01:58 AM   #2 
  - Increases in the national debt vs. deficits  Lasher   Jan-14-08 03:36 AM   #3 
  - Charts like these ought to be on billboards nationwide.  Rageneau   Jan-14-08 04:28 AM   #4 
  - Please be very, very careful...  alofarabia   Jan-14-08 05:33 AM   #5 
  - 2002-present deficits are not primarily due to the war in Iraq.  Lasher   Jan-14-08 10:38 AM   #8 
  - president party affiliation only 1/2 the equation... need to consider congress  radfringe   Jan-14-08 05:46 AM   #6 
  - I would be very interested in seeing that information source.  Lasher   Jan-14-08 10:22 AM   #7 
     - here ya go... and my memory was off a bit DEM-DEM is the best for economic growht  radfringe   Jan-15-08 04:16 AM   #9 
        - Mighty fine, radfringe!  Lasher   Jan-15-08 11:21 AM   #11 
  - Damn!!  malaise   Jan-15-08 04:36 AM   #10 
 

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