With graphs like this floating around the internet, it is very very difficult for our Friends in the House to justify crashing the economy like they want to do. Obviously, this graph is part of a liberal plot.
The problem with this graph, as you can see clearly above, is that it shows that things are improving.
What is worse, they are improving in the most un-conservative way. It’s one thing that federal revenue has been increasing as a percent of GDP for nearly Obama’s entire first term in office. That we could probably explain away using phrases like “the resilience of the American people” and “American exceptionalism” and so on.
But as you can see, there is a bigger problem. Federal spending has been steadily decreasing as a percent of GDP over the same period of time!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU STUPID SPENDING GRAPH? DON’T YOU LISTEN TO THE RADIO?
Anyone who listens to the radio knows that Obama has been throwing our economy completely out of control with all of his spending. Anyone who listens to the radio knows that spending is the biggest problem in the history of the universe times a gagillion. Anyone who listens to the radio knows that as long as Socialist Obama is in office, spending will continue to destroy the lives of innocent Americans…
….which is why the House of Representatives MUST crash the economy and force us to default on our debt payments.
They are doing it to save us from the evil Obama Spending Spree.
At least, that’s what we hear on the radio. This point has been repeated over and over again. The logic is completely irrefutable:
1) Obama is constantly increasing spending and will never stop or do anything to help the economy
2) Therefore, the only way possible to help the economy is through radical action, like refusing to raise the debt ceiling.
This argument sounds good, right? It completely justifies the House Republicans threatening total economic disaster, because that is THE ONLY WAY SPENDING WILL EVER DECREASE!!!!!
But this graph is not cooperating. According to this graph, spending has already been decreasing, as a percent of GDP, slowly and steadily for the last three years.
Honestly, people better stop circulating this graph. It’s obviously filled with liberal bias. You wouldn’t want to give people the idea that radical upheaval of our entire financial system isn’t justified, now would you?
I thought not.
graph data source: BEA, Treasury
graph found via: scottgrannis.blogspot.com