Monday, November 17, 2014

True or False?

Q: Adjusted for inflation, per capita spending by the federal government under Republican Ronald Reagan grew at a faster rate than under Bill Clinton, a Democrat.

A: (click to enlarge)

The takeaway? Since FDR's disastrous New Deal programs, administrations from both parties have viewed it as legitimate and proper for the government to spend and grow massively.  It's not a Democratic or Republican thing, it's a government thing. [ht: Cafe Hayek]