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DEMOCRATS VS. REPUBLICANS: Who is better for the Economy?

Posted by FactReal on December 10, 2010

DATA PROVE LIBERAL POLICIES ARE BAD FOR THE ECONOMY
American Thinker published a succinct research with the economic legacy of a Democrat Congress vs. a Republican Congress.
These economic data once again prove the negative consequences of liberal policies.

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate were controlled by:
– Democrats from 2007 thru 2010
– Republicans from 2003 thru 2006

Here is the summary table and links to the primary sources:

ISSUE DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS SOURCES
Jobs by Year – Average -1,583,000 1,672,000 Employment – NonFarm (in 1000s)
Jobs by Month – Average -131,916 139,333
Unemployment Rate – Average 7.48% 5.30% Unemployment Rate
Budget Deficits – Average $1.143 Trillion $285 Billion Deficit
Dow (DJIA) 0.13%
(0.53 Total)
11.04% Dow Jones Ind. Avg.
S & P 500 1.29% 15.02% S&P 500
FDIC Bank Closures – Average 79.2 1.75 Bank Failures

Calculations and explanations: here.

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