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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 10:22 AM
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7. I would be very interested in seeing that information source.
One thing I'm wondering is how you would categorize the congress during Saint Ronnie's first 6 years, when Republicans controlled the Senate and Democrats controlled the House.

And such a breakdown might only serve to muddy the water. For example, every single Republican in Congress voted against the The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 and it was barely passed by the Democratic congress with Vice President Al Gore casting the tie breaking vote in the Senate. This key legislation would certainly not have been passed by the Republicans who took control of Congress in 1994, so it doesn't seem logical to give them credit for the shrinking deficits that occurred during Clinton's presidency.

After 1993 Clinton would have vetoed any attempt by the Republican congress to rescind key elements of the Act, notably the tax increase on the top 2%. But with Clinton out of the way, they wasted no time in 2001, massively cutting taxes on the wealthy and throwing pay/go out the window. The result is there in the OP's chart for all to see.
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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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