A Whole Lot of Crazy


Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has put numbers to the GOP’s glossy brochure budget. There is a lot of hocus pocus involved in all of the this, but what jumped out at me was the GOP trend line in the attached chart. You’ll notice that actual government spending as a percentage of GDP only dropped below 20% at the very end of the 1990s – the byproduct of fiscal responsibility and a good economy during the Clinton years. The GOP – even when they are pulling numbers out of their ass – needs 80 years to accomplish what Clinton accomplished in 8 years.