Sunday, August 31, 2008
I found this graph of the deficit at Mike Bock's post on DaytonOS. The graph is from that most famous of graph makers, Ross Perot. The ironic thing about this chart is that the deficit started declining with the election of Perot-foe Bill Clinton in 1993, and became a surplus during Clinton's last four years. The Republican trickle-down economics of the 80s and 2000s, on the other hand, gave us exploding deficits.
I know, I know. There are lots of factors involved that the President has little or no control over. But there is a clear pattern here. I'll hook my star to the common-sense, non-ideological, bi-partisan approach of Clinton and Obama over the let-greed-fix-it right wing Republicans.