Sunday, September 9, 2012

Debt and Deficit

Which Parties Get the Best Results?

 ~ For the fiscal scolds out there, which party does best in reducing the deficit and the debt?

It's complicated by our governmental separation of powers, so try to discern the best combination of White House and Congressional affiliation:

US debt infographic

It's not clear-cut (in part because Congressional "control" is not a simple Democrat/Republican call with a bicameral structure and the repugnant filibuster.) Still, an all-Democratic line-up looks pretty good, with either downward slopes, or a flattening of GOP-fed upswings.

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