Michael Medved
Democrats claim they do a better job handling the economy than Republicans and contrast Bill Clinton’s prosperous times with economic setbacks under George W. Bush. However, government numbers show that unemployment and deficits both improved dramatically for Clinton after the GOP captured Congress in 1994.

Meanwhile, joblessness and debt got much worse for Bush after Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats took Congress in 2006—spoiling an economic record that previously looked solid. Instead of a simplistic view of a “Clinton Boom” and “Bush Bust,” it’s valid to discuss a “Gingrich Boom” and “Pelosi Bust.” Congress, not the White House, makes final decisions on spending and taxes and influences the economy as much as the president. History shows the huge stakes in the upcoming elections, and suggests a shift to GOP control could change the nation’s economic direction for the better.


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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