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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 01:30 PM

7. Maybe Adam Hartung's position

...but the evidence from Bob_Deitrick's book (Bulls, Bears, and the Ballot Box - updated to current economic conditions) is pretty clear: Democratic presidential policies outperform Republican presidential policies in most every category including 70% better annual rate on return on investment. As well as,

Both Democrats, Obama and Clinton, had big decreases in unemployment due to their policies. From peak to trough in this current administration unemployment has fallen by 5.5 percentage points, a decline of 81%. Clinton oversaw unemployment decline of 3.1 percentage points, or 73%.

Both Democrats followed Bush Republican presidencies which had seen unemployment increase. During Bush 41 unemployment rose by 2 percentage points (5.4% to 7.3%,) and during Bush 43 unemployment nearly doubled from 4.2% to 8.3%. Not even the Carter presidency had unemployment increases anywhere close to the 12 years of Bush presidencies.

As a result of Democratic policies, America re-invested in growth. Which allowed companies to invest in plant and equipment and create new jobs, while lowering the deficit. This happened simultaneously with opposite policies being implemented in Japan and Europe (so called “Austerity”) which has caused their economies to weaken. And slowed demand from Europe has reduced growth rates in China and India, all leading global investors to return to the U.S. dollar as a safe haven. It is because of our economic strength that the dollar is returning to rates we have not seen since the Clinton presidency.


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