George W. Bush, 2001 - 2009, US dollar -26%
Bill Clinton, 1993-2001, US dollar +18%
George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993, US dollar -6%
Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989, US dollar +2%
Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981, US dollar -14%
posted on 10/10/2009 8:24:59 AM PDT
("real price of every thing ... is the toil and trouble of acquiring it")
Congress likely played a role also. Bill Clinton had the benefit of Newt Gingrich “slashing” medicare etc. So with all that cruel budget “cuts” by Newt, kind Mr. Bill was able to “give us a surplus.”
posted on 10/10/2009 9:16:38 AM PDT
(The unemployment rate was 4.5% when Democrats took control of Congress. What is it today?)
Based on this information, Bill Clinton produced the best results at 18%.
These results seem to indicate Clinton was a lot more conservative than Bush I, Bush II, Carter and Obama on fiscal policy. Only Reagan beats Clinton’s fiscal conservatism.
posted on 10/10/2009 1:26:08 PM PDT
(This president is giving me a headache!)
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