Originally Posted by Arkie
That graph does not show that spending is at the lowest. Actually, it shows that it's growing every year and is currently at its highest. It shows that spending under Obama is 1.4 times greater than the massive amounts racked up under the other presidents. There's a difference between slowest and lowest. This graph is showing spending at it's slowest growth rate, but it's still the highest it's ever been, not the lowest. If a car goes from 0-60 in 4 seconds, then eases off the acceleration as it goes up to 65. The car is still going the fastest it's ever been. It's not at it's lowest speed. It's never been faster as the speed continues to rise. Spending cuts are like brakes. We haven't applied the brakes at all. We've just eased up on the acceleration. We are currently hitting record speeds.
It also shows that when it comes to growing spending, just like the ACA debate, the Republicans in practice have not provided an adequate alternative to the Democrats' policies, and in many cases, have made it worse.
What's your point, exactly?