How the Economy Functions Under a Democrat and a Republican President

The media coverage of the competing campaigns for this election year’s presidential candidates has brought unprecedented attention to a number of broad issues. Equal rights, immigration reform, and job creation are all hot topics during this election season, but not much limelight is shed on the underlying progression – or decline – of the economy. To determine which presidential candidate may offer a glimmer of hope from an economic standpoint, it makes sense to take a look not only at each party’s stance but also into the history books to see how both democratic and republican presidents have performed in the past.

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