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Want a Better Economy? History Says Vote Democrat! - Forbes

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#GoodbyeGOP Want a Better Economy? History Says Vote Democrat! - Forbes http://onforb.es/VQQkr9
3:48 PM Jun 03 2013

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Wow.

From this book loaded with statistical fact tidbits and comparative charts, here are just a few that caused me to realize that my long-term love affair with Milton Friedman‘s writing and recommended policies in “Free to Choose” were grounded in a theory I long admired, but that simply have proven to be myths when applied!

  • Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents
  • Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)
  • Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
  • Republican presidents added 2.5 times more to the national debt than Democratic presidents
  • The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican, laissez faire administrations

The “how and why” of these results is explained in the book.  Not the least of which revolves around the velocity of money and how that changes as wealth moves between different economic classes.

Wow!  Thanks for that.  It's even clearer and worse than I thought!

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