Democratic Presidents have kept the deficit under control, while Republican Presidents have regularly presided over times of increased deficits.


Source: Christian Science Monitor February 3, 2004 Color coding provided by Herb Engstrom

Job Growth under Bush is going to be the worst in 70 years.  He is the first President since Herbert Hoover to have fewer jobs at the end of his term than at the beginning.  Notice that the best job growth has been under Democratic Presidents.


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics