data is compiled by offsetting a Presidentís Administration by a year to
account for the fact that the Federal budget for any given fiscal year is
drafted and passed in the previous calendar year.† For example, 1993ís budget
was drafted and passed in 1992, during the Bush administration, so that year is
ascribed to President Bush, even though President Clinton was in office in
exception has been made:† 2009ís ARRA was drafted and passed by the Obama
administration, creating $114 billion of Federal outlays for 2009.† That amount
has been subtracted from President Bush IIís 2009 budget/deficit total and
added to President Obamaís.
World War II . . .
twice as many jobs are created per year under Democratic Presidents than
Republican Presidents (1.9 million jobs under Democratic Presidents versus 1
million jobs under Republican Presidents.)
deficit under Republican Presidents has been more than twice as large
as the under Democratic Presidents.† In dollars, Republican Presidents have
contributed nearly $4 trillion more to the national debt than Democratic
has been 44% higher under Democratic Presidents.
Growth has been 165% higher under Democratic Presidents.
Unemployment has been 18% higher
under Republican Presidents.
increase in weekly earnings have been 72% higher under Democratic
of the last ten recessions have occurred under Republican Presidents (www.nber.org/cycles.html)
Presidents have helped create 24.4 million more jobs than Republican
Presidents, and on year-toyear basis jobs have grown nearly twice as
fast under Democratic Presidents as under Republican Presidents.
jobs created under Democratic Presidents: 62,688,000
jobs created under Republican Presidents: 38,256,000
yearly growth in jobs under Democratic Presidents:† 1,899,000
yearly growth in jobs under Republican Presidents:† 1,063,000
Real Gross Domestic
Product growth under Democratic Presidents has been 44% higher than during
real GDP growth per year under Democratic Presidents: 3.75%
real GDP growth per year under Republican Presidents: 2.6%
business investment growth under Democratic Presidents has been 193% higher
than under Republican Presidents.
††Average growth per
year under Democratic Presidents:††† 7.24%
growth per year under Republican Presidents:††† 2.47%
Federal budget deficits under Republican
Presidents collectively are 24% higher than under Democratic Presidents
(as a percentage of GDP, Republican Presidents have been 63% higher
than Democratic Presidents).
Democratic Budget Deficits: $6273.2 billion
Republican Budget Deficits: $7807.2 billion
Presidentsí annual deficits averaged 2.37% of GDP
Presidentsí annual deficits averaged 3.88% of GDP
Unemployment under Republican Presidents has
been 18% higher than under Democratic Presidents.
unemployment per year during Democratic Presidents: 5.27%
unemployment per year during Republican Presidents: 6.24%
Spending has increased nearly three times as fast under
Republican Presidents than under Democratic Presidents
Presidentsí annual spending increased by an average of $25.3 billion per year
Presidentsí annual spending increased by an average of $70 billion per year
deficits under Republican Presidents have been 39% higher than under
††††††††† Total trade deficit under Democratic Administrations (in millions): $4,198,231
††††††††† Total trade deficit under Republican Administrations (in millions): $5,844,269
Stock Market under Democratic Presidents has grown 200% faster under
Democratic Presidents than under Republican Presidents.
Average yearly growth in Stock
Market returns under Democratic Presidents: +1.92%
Average yearly growth in Stock
Market returns under Republican Presidents: +0.64%
more detailed information and specific sources, click on the topic above.
Sources from: Statistical Abstract of the United States; 1992-2015
Economic Reports of the President, Congressional Budget Office, Bureau of
Labor Statistics, all data since World War II. ††
Glover has been collecting and publishing this data since 1980, 21st Century
has been publishing the data on its website for 10 years.