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It’s the Economy, Stupid: Unsolicited Campaign Advice for Mitt Romney

In 1992, President Clinton defeated incumbent President George Bush, Sr. using a campaign slogan cleverly devised by his campaign strategist, James Carville. At a time when the president had decisive foreign policy victories ranging from the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Housing Starts

Since comparisons between Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama appear to be very popular these days, I have added yet another chart to the mix. During the Bush’s second term, housing starts fell off a cliff. While they seem to have … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Failed Banks

Yesterday, I compared the number of bankruptcy filings under the Bush and Obama administrations.  Because of a significant change in bankruptcy law in 2005, I concluded that it would be very difficult to do an adequate apples-to-apples comparison. Today, I decided to … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Bankruptcies

Since comparisons between Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama appear to be very popular these days, I have added another chart to the mix. I was curious if there were any major differences between the number of bankruptcy filings … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Food Stamps

“I’m sort of a foodie, and I’m not going to do the ‘living off ramen’ thing,” — University of Chicago graduate receiving food stamps Since President Obama became President in January 2009, nearly 14 million additional Americans were receiving food stamps as of … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Federal Debt

Nearly three years after Barack Obama became president, many liberals still insist that Bush is primarily responsible for running up the national debt. While the federal debt did increase by $4.9 trillion on President George W. Bush’s watch, it did not increase at … Continue reading

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Bush vs. Obama: Total Private Sector Employment

Update: Click here for the most recent jobs statistics. Some left-leaning sites have pointed to the chart above as a sign that Obama’s economic policies are a smashing success  because total private sector employment has consistently increased in the last thirteen months. However, … Continue reading

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