Apr 08, 2016 2:44 PM GMT
Mar 06 2016 U.S. Federal Government Size, as Measured by Spending, by President / Political Party
When excluding World War II (therefore, since 1946), the average increase in government spending was 2.4% under a Democratic President and 2.2% under a Republican President. The Republican President percentage remains the same when excluding World War II because the United States had Democratic Presidents during World War II.
CHART SHOWS SPENDING AS PERCENT OF GDP SO THE COMPARISON IS FAIR