No Republican administration has balanced a budget since Eisenhower in 1957.<quoted text>
Aren't repubs the party of "small government, small budgets?" Perhaps Rogue can explain. Oh, country clubbers, progressives. I did ask Rogue , oh , a number of times, and he never replied. I asked him to name me one republican president in both the 20th and 21st century who was not a progressive country clubber. Silence.
Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957. Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001. During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.