It’s clear to me that very few public servants understand economics and what is good for the citizens of the US regarding economics.
Look at the deficit as a % of the budget not GDP. Let’s look at the growth of the debt vs the deficit and or surplus during Republican and Democrat. Surplus should retire debt, deficit should increase it. Perhaps look at per capita numbers.
“The headline item I note is that the employment-to-population ratio is now at 58.1%, down from 58.5% in March and below its previous 58.2% trough of December 2009. July 1983–a time when American feminism was only halfway born–was the last time we saw an employment-to-population ratio this low:” – From Brad Delongs blog post