August 15th, 2012

Captain America Pensive

Whose deficit is it anyway?

My wife recently posted some political thoughts on Facebook…something she rarely does and in the discussion thread there was a talk about who is more fiscally conservative the Republicans or the Democrats.  One of our friends had said that Clinton had balanced the budget and my wife responded that there was a Republican control of the House and Senate during that time.  Another friend of hers had said that it was Republican military spending that caused the Republicans to spend more than Democrats.  I did some statistical analysis on the numbers and you might want to read my prior post How to Lie With Statistics to realize that this is often a losing proposition.  Still, I felt that I had to…yes I do resemble Don Quixote at times.

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