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Conservative vs. liberal: Are Conservative Economic Policies Effective?

  • Conservatives have a proven track record.

    Conservatives, without a doubt have more effective economic policies. The conservative policies are the ones that have withstood the test of time. The liberal policies are the ones that come in and mess up the good system conservatives have going on. If we cut the social programs and focus on maintaining a balanced budget the economy would eventually go back to an excellent position.

  • Cut Government Spending

    Truly fiscally conservative policies are rarely implemented, but in those cases where government spending has been cut in real terms, GDP increases have followed. Canada and New Zealand are two recent examples where actual cuts (as opposed to slowing the growth of spending) were effective to boost each country's respective economy.

  • Have never worked

    Open a history book. Go back as far as Andrew Jackson, who paid off the debt causing a huge crash. The great depression, reganomics, bush 2. Recessions and Depressions caused by deregulation and trickle down economics. For some reason conservatives have a hard time looking back at what works and what doesn't work. One lesson in history through out all world history is that economies have always boosted with massive public work projects. From Egypt to Rome, To FDR and many many in-between.

  • Have Liberals caused an economic collapse?

    When have liberals collapsed the economy? The following economic collapses were caused by a conservative president:
    -Great Depression (Herbert Hoover, Republican)
    -Reagan's 1980's collapse (Ronald Reagan, Republican)
    -Recession of 2008-09 (Bush)
    When have liberals caused a monstrous economic collapse in the last hundred or so years? I can't think of one off the top of my head...

  • Conservatives are economic amateurs

    From the years of 1929 to 2009 there have been 40 years of each party in office. Here's a few statistics that are NUMBERS. Their not a person on Fox News saying how "freedom" is being stripped from us with absolutely nothing to back it up.
    -Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents
    -Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents
    -Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)
    -Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
    -Republican presidents added 2.5 times more to the national debt than Democratic presidents
    The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican, laissez faire administrations

    Even look at Reaganomics. He enacted ERTA, lowering taxes and decreasing government spending and it backfired in his face. A year later he enacted TEFRA, the highest peacetime tax increase in our nation's history. At least he was smart enough to see in time that lower taxes and gov spending doesn't work

  • Conservative economic policies have never worked...

    From the years of 1929 to 2009 there have been 40 years of each party in office. Here's a few statistics that are NUMBERS. Their not a person on Fox News saying how "freedom" is being stripped from us with absolutely nothing to back it up.
    -Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents
    -Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents
    -Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)
    -Average annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126k at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9M at the end)
    -Republican presidents added 2.5 times more to the national debt than Democratic presidents
    The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican, laissez faire administrations

    Even look at Reaganomics. He enacted ERTA, lowering taxes and decreasing government spending and it backfired in his face. A year later he enacted TEFRA, the highest peacetime tax increase in our nation's history. At least he was smart enough to see in time that lower taxes and gov spending doesn't work

    Explain this please


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