It'll go up in 2013 and the beginning of 2014, at which time it'll plummet when the private sector tells Obama to go fist himself...harder.
See this: Federal Spending by the Numbers - 2012
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Thank you, Quazi!
Actually, it kind of depends on the situation. If you use a presidential litmus test insofar as his policies, a proponent of deregulation and contractionary monetary policy is more like an aircraft carrier, but an incredibly "hands-on" president who likes to tighten screws and throw money at the problem is closer to a submarine. My argument is that, from what I've seen, the aircraft carrier will turn the right way, whereas the submarine will turn the wrong one.Originally Posted by MaggieD
I think 4 years is not long enough for the economy too make a full recovery and the more i learn about politics the more i learn that Obama is not that great of an economic president, but hes better then Romney imo
I chose "Other" because I don't see the POTUS' role as "fixing the economy."
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
This has very little to do with the government, the only thing Obama could do to change this situation is to force the banks to write off or down significant amounts of consumer debt. Which means the US economy will remain sluggish untill the consumer returns to a level in which consumption requires added capacity. This will take years, unless the wealthy decide to ramp up personal consumption levels. Then they will become true job creators
Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?