Now, I've discovered similar work, though far more extensive and scholarly, done by cactus at Angry Bear, back in 2007. What's your favorite economic measure: GDP growth, National Debt, real tax collections, value of the dollar, health care costs? What's your favorite social issue: abortions and unwed motherhood, marriages and divorces, sexually transmitted diseases, youth crime? The stark truth is that the nation does better on all of these issues with a Democrat in the White House.
Cactus summarizes as follows:
For economic issues I’ve looked at, it seems to be a slam dunk. Republicans simply performed worse. On every measure. Period. End of story.
For social issues… Republicans did better on teen cigarette, alcohol, and drug use. GHW also managed to do well on containing gonorrhea, though not much else. (And by “not much else”, I mean not only at not containing other STDs, but really, truly, not much else, whether in the social or economic sphere.) Otherwise… whether reducing the incidence of abortion, decreasing teen motherhood, encouraging marriage, reducing the incidence of most STDs, or cutting teen violent crimes, Democrats did better.
So, whether you're concerned with economic value, or family values, you will find your life more fulfilling and the world a better place with a Democrat in the white house.
And lest you intend to bring forth the Republican canard that Congress, not the President is the controlling factor, please be apprised of these facts, re: GDP growth - debt growth.
Alignments rank ordered by performance:
These differences are stark, and consistent. The lesson is simple. Republicans are bad for the economy.
Cactus also exposes the "tax cuts are good for the economy" fallacy.
I'll probably have more to say about this later. Meanwhile, why is it that the Democrats are not yelling these facts from the tree tops? I mean WTF? Really!