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Subject:  Re: Facts are stubborn things Date:  11/30/2012  3:24 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  1841249 of 1976871

MC Why do you insist on *only* focusing on the President? Congress votes the spending into law, not the President.

Perhaps because Reagan is a little different from Carter while the Congress in 1981 was much the same as the Congress in 1980.

But I'm asking an open-ended question. What changed dramatically in 1981?

Government Receipts and Expenditures as a Fraction of GDP
http://www.deptofnumbers.com/misc/debt-revenue-and-expenditu......

http://federal-budget.findthedata.org/l/84/1981

Peter


It's irrelevant. The fact remains that many Democrats voted for huge deficits, so giving them a free pass is asinine.

Why did Democrats suddenly decide to vote for even more spending than they had in the past? Beats me.
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