June 7, 2008

The stories you've heard are false

You know, the ones about Republicans being better stewards of the economy, better at managing finances, have tax policies that boost the economy, and all the rest.

Many people actually believe this despite reams of evidence to the contrary.

Perhaps they fancy themselves real players, and have money in stocks (as do many Americans, either directly or indirectly.)

Many of these sorts swallow the garbage they're fed and think that voting Repbulican will be their best bet to put more cash in their stash.

Well, not so fast.

According to Standard and Poors, the respected stock analysis company, that's not the case.

Here's the numbers comparing returns on stock investments under Democratic and Republican administrations.

In the past 10 years:

Under Democrats: (3yrs)
Return: 14%

Under Republicans: (7yrs)
Return: 5%

In the past 25 years:

Under Dems: (8yrs)
Return: 18%

Under Republicans: (17yrs)
Return: 12%

In the past 50 years:

Under Dems: (20yrs)
Return: 15%

Under Republicans: (30yrs)
Return: 11%

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