Issue

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000-2008

2008+

National Debt

Deficit 5 of 8 years

1968 -$25 B largest since WWII

$74 B end of Nixon and Carter

1971-wage freeze; off gold standard

5 5

$186B $156B

 

See matrix below

 

 

President

1952-1956, 1956-1960 Dwight D. Eisenhower

1960-1963 John F. Kennedy

1963-1964, 1964-1968 L.B. Johnson

1968-1972, 1972-08/1974 R.M. Nixon; 08/1974-1976 Gerald Ford; 1976-1980 Jimmy Carter

1980-1984, 1984-1988 Ronald Reagan

1988-1992 George H. Bush

1992-1996, 1996-2000 William Clinton

2000-2004, 2004-2008 George W. Bush

2008-2012, 2012-2016 Barack Obama

If born in 1945

a Baby Boomer is 5 years of age in 1950

15 years of age in 1960

25 years of age in 1970

a Baby Boomer is 35 years of age in 1980

45 years of age in 1990

55 years of age in 2000

65 years of age in 2010

 

$222B

$297B

$255B

$203B

$25B

1990

1992

1993

1994

1997


 

 

 

Issue

1950s

1960s

1970s

Domestic

 

 

 

 

Economy

 

 

 

 

 

Big Business

 

 

 

 

 

Labor

 

 

 

 

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 

Gender

 

 

 

 

 

Race

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign

 

 

 

 

Latin America

 

 

 

 

 

Europe

 

 

 

 

 

Middle East

 

 

 

 

 

Far East

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

President

1952-1956, 1956-1960 Dwight D. Eisenhower

1960-1963 John F. Kennedy

1963-1964, 1964-1968 L.B. Johnson

1968-1972, 1972-08/1974 R.M. Nixon; 08/1974-1976 Gerald Ford; 1976-1980 Jimmy Carter

Military Spending

 

 

 

Tax rate

 

 

 

If born in 1945

a Baby Boomer is 5 years of age in 1950

15 years of age in 1960

25 years of age in 1970


 


 

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