Scott does the numbers

Wed 22 Oct 2008 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Scott Westerfeld’s number-crunching post on YA for Obama makes for thought-provoking reading. Maybe it is even . . . fascinating! Which, by Hodgman’s logic, means Jon Stewart should be talking to Scott!

First I downloaded the last 60 years of economic history from this handy site. By “economic history” I mean the yearly growth rate of the US economy from 1948 to 2007, expressed as a percent. Then I averaged the data for each president, for Republican- and Democratic-controlled congresses, and for the parties as a whole.

Guess what? The Democrats totally own the Republicans.

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  1. JGallagher on October 23rd, 2008 7:46 pm

    Hey now, it’s all part of the cycle. The democrats produce money, the republicans take it. Politics is a pendulum with an enormous dildo on one end.

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