U.S. Gross Federal Debt as a Percentage of GDP

As much as the Republicans and Tea Party activists like to pride themselves on fiscal responsibility… Maybe they should review the history books and see that, in fact, their own party’s record is an embarrassment.

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for basic facts. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

US Gross Federal Debt as a Percentage of GDP by President
US Gross Federal Debt as a Percentage of GDP by President

 

 


2 thoughts on “U.S. Gross Federal Debt as a Percentage of GDP

  • December 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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    Come on, do your basic fact checking and share the full story. The tea party is in a direct reaction to sharp increase in spending the graph illustrates during the Last two years of Bush II and Obama. Tea Party members do not support only republicans but anyone who agrees with fiscal conservatism regardless of party. They praise Clinton’s Fiscal Policies. The chart also perpetuates the view that the President has ultimate power. Bush II was left almost powerless in the last two years of his presidency as the senate had veto proof majority. This is when the step incline started. As a journalist you should enlighten people of falsehoods instead of using them to back up views.

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  • December 31, 2013 at 12:57 am
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    Is it irrelevant that the “Tea Party” didn’t exist during those Republican Administrations (circa 2010)?
    Is it irrelevant that those two Administrations, plus the first two years of the current Administration created the “Tea Party” (circa 2010)?
    Is it irrelevant that you lump the “Tea Party” in with the Republicans to fit your narrative?
    The “Tea Party” is the populous small government conservative backlash as a direct result of the Infographic you display…but maybe that’s irrelevant too.

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