On Tuesday, I showed a chart of National Debt by President. Several readers said a more informative chart would include control of Congress.
Enter Doug Short — he directed me towards that exact chart — including party control of Congress.
My only disagreement with Doug is he blames “spending.” I think that is half right — anything that is unfunded — spending, tax cuts, wars, entitlements — should be blamed for the Debt. You can allocate government revenues however you like — but allocating for any usage beyond revenues is how you create debt.
Regardless, the chart is quite fascinating [click chart to see bigger interactive version]:
Photo: Doug Short: dshort.com