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  •  It's foolish (1+ / 0-)
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    gbaked

    It legitimizes the idea that Congress causes all problems and causes all prosperity. Things like the Internet bubble, market crash, international monetary policy, etc., can all be affected in some way by Congress but they also have long-standing effects on subsequent Congresses.

    Plus there's the obvious fact that whenever the economy starts to get bad, people tend to switch to the opposite party, who then inherits years of bad data points.

    Plus it only goes to 2008, which is a lifetime ago.

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