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This article relates to comparisons of budgetary spending and policy across the different United States Presidential administrations.
- Bureau of the Public Debt: historical summaries
- Just For the Record by Dwight Meredith: multiple comparisons across Kennedy/Johnson, Nixon/Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton administrations. Summary (all figures are in 1996 dollars):
- Republican presidents increased the national debt by $3.8 trillion, with an average annual deficit of $190 billion.
- Democratic presidents increased the national debt by $719.5 billion, with an average annual deficit of $36 billion.
- The Latest Data on Bush's Spendthrift Ways: Percentage Changes in Real Discretionary Spending for LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush
- How to Withstand the Coming Bush Economic Crisis: analysis of expected effects on the economy, written for portfolio investors
- President Reagan, Champion Budget-Cutter by Veronique de Rugy of the American Enterprise Institute