Federal spending trends

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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When Democrats are in charge, government spending rises.

When Republicans are in charge, government spending drops.


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I made individual graphics about each of these sessions of Congress that are available in my Civics Lessons album.

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Filed under Democrats, Republicans, U.S. Congress

5 responses to “Federal spending trends

  1. This is why I have a conniption when people say there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that, I could retire comfortably right now.


  2. Another great graphic, Chrissy.

    You may want to change one small thing… the Senate to blue for 2001 & 2002 (becuase it was initially split 50-50, but then Jeffords revealed his true colors, left the Republican party, and caucused with the Democrats). This didn’t change the fact that Republicans controlled the House and Presidency, and thus held the majority 2 out of 3 of the budget-making bodies, but did mean that Republicans did not have the rare trifecta of all three for those 2 years. And the Democrats controlled the Senate confirmation process (with Tom Daschle holding up scores of Bush judicial nominations).


    • Okay, okay, we’ll make you an editor = ) How the heck are you? You’ve been missed. Chrissy is non-stop in her research and creations, and it never hurts when you can FURTHER point out where RINOS hurt us because they lean, or are really, dems.

      Meanwhile, I was calling you out a while back when Chrissy did a great graphic on Nobama’s birth certificate forgery. Did you ever see it?


  3. chrissythehyphenated

    Doggone me! You pointed this out before, RP, and I finally got around tuit and fixed it in one place, then forgot the other place which is unfortunately where I went to grab the colors for this one. Sigh.