Ben Buchwalter

Invest in Dems
October 14, 2008, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Economy, General Politics, Republicans

The New York Times, known for its lack of bias, has just proven that Democrats are better for your wallet than Republicans.

The photo below represents the appreciation of $10,000 only invested in the S&P Stock Market Index under Democratic and Republican administrations respectively since 1929 (both parties have controled the White House for 40 years). Under Democratic presidents, that $10,000 would today be more than $300,000. Under Republican presidents, that total would be almost $12,000 ($50,000 excluding Hoover).

Note, though, that most Republican regimes (Bush I, Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan) fare better than Dems (Truman, Johnson, Roosevelt etc…), with Clinton blowing them all out of the water, single handedly making the average under Dems higher than under the GOP. He is helped, of course, by the negative impact of Nixon and Bush II.


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