Control Government Spending: Re-elect President Obama
TPM had made an interesting analysis of increases in government spending, neatly summarized in the following graph:
At the end of their first terms, only two of the five presidents had achieved a reduction in federal spending: Clinton and Obama. Reagan and Bush I increased federal spending by 6%; Bush II by a whopping 10%.
Mark Thoma has taken the same data and graphed it per capita:
WC has called this out before. It’s utterly amazing to WC that the Republican Wannabes can make the claims about President Obama that they do. One would assume ex-senator Santorum would be afraid of being struck by lightning from his wrathful deity.
The real question isn’t wrathful, thunderbolt-weilding deities, but rather the voters, the electorate. Will they fall for the Big Lie?