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Subject:  Re: Facts are stubborn things Date:  12/1/2012  6:42 PM
Author:  DufusGoneSplat Number:  1841513 of 1957797

No lib ever acknowledges the facts about the economy in the mid 90s: the rate of productivity growth doubled. Clinton was extraordinarily lucky to have been President at that time (which meant booming tax receipts).

So Dope, when you mention productivity growth I assume you mean GDP. Let's take a look.

According to the conservative site http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_gdp_history, Clinton had an average GDP growth of 105.57%. According to you, Clinton was just "extraordinarily lucky". Does that mean Reagan was extra-extraordinarily lucky with his average GDP growth of 107.51%? Is that why the national debt nearly tripled under his watch?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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