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  1. Well said; a tip of the hat to both Steven and James. As no president can spend a dime without the House of Representatives blessing, so should the credit for their budgets be also tempered.

    However, when a former President is given credit for the growth in the economy — which began before he took office — so should an incumbent not be blamed for a dip in the economy — especially when that dip demonstrably began prior to his taking office!

    Comment by Charlie on the PA Turnpike — Friday, October 31, 2003 @ 12:50 pm

  2. Charlie, I read that 3 times and I did not get yer point… So lemme ‘splan it to ya..

    If a Republican takes office following a recession that started under a democrat, it is the Republicans’ fault.

    If a Democrat takes office after a Republican and there is a recession, it is the Republicans’ fault.

    If a Democrat is in office even after another democrat and there is a rescissions, it is the Republicans’ fault.

    If the rain is Spain falls and it is not falling on that confounded plain, then it is obviously the Republicans’ fault.

    What if there is an Earthquake? Republicans.

    Fire? Republicans

    Famine? Republicans

    Pestilence? Republicans

    I know if can be confusing but if you print this out and keep it in your wallet, it will help explain it to you. It will save you all that time you used to spend listening to the mainstream media.
    Paul

    Comment by Paul — Friday, October 31, 2003 @ 3:54 pm

  3. [...] he economic effects of presidencies: The economic limits of politics. The short version, as I have noted before, is: not so much.

    Filed under: US Politics: The Economy: 2004 Campaign [...]

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