John Ransom

If you want to help women’s “health” in this country then the best thing you can do is make sure that the U.S. has a vibrant economy, centered on good-paying jobs.

Lost in the record-breaking regulatory hurdles that Obama has put in the way of our economy, this basic truth seems to be a principle that the administration is anxious not to talk about.

For good reason, too.

The number one enemy of women’s health is a poor economy, and when it comes to the economy, Democrats are responsible for the worst recovery since the Great Depression. For all the rhetoric about who really cares about women, the Democrats can’t produce the goods.

And it’s not, as they would say, because they haven’t had the resources either. 

Consider this: We’ve out-New Dealed the New Dealers.

Spending by the government as a percentage of GDP is double what the government spent as a percentage of GDP from 1931 to 1940.

In fact, this year’s government outlay will exceed the outlay for federal spending in every year of World War II with the exception of 1944 and 1945. 

According to, government spending this year will make up 40.3 percent of GDP. According to Barry Ritholz, during the top spending years of World War II- 1943, 1944, and 1945- federal spending as a percentage of GDP was 39.61 percent, 41.56 percent and 41.54 percent, respectively.  

In the 10 year period between 1941 and 1950 we averaged 32.4 percent of GDP on government.

In the last ten years, we’ve averaged 36.4 percent of GDP on government.

When liberals say that we’ve spent too little, frankly it’s just a lie.

A convenient lie for them, because a lie is all they have. 

And when they say it's all the fault of George Bush's wars, well that's a lie too.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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