Skis, so you have provided 2 sources for your point of view, Borat and this random essay. Overall the essay is pretty weak. We could argue points back and forth, but only because the essay raises so many more questions than it answers. But what do you expect from a paper with a thesis including: "Is it because that the economy performs better when Republicans are in power". I got a kick out of the bit at the end that said soemtimes there are surpluses under democratic presidents, and that leaves more money to invest in the economy. That couldn't be further from the truth. By definition, a surplus is taken out of the economy through taxes, and then not even invested (read spent) on a government program. Will it be returned to the people? It is unlikely. Will it be "invested in the economy"? About as unlikely.