Captain Ed returns to the 1990s - and sees bubbles and spending cuts instead of magically higher tax rates.
In his eight years as President, Clinton reduced federal spending to 18.2
percent of GDP from 22.1 percent, thanks in large part to a
Republican-controlled Congress that forced the issue. Defense spending as a
portion of GDP declined by 1.8 points, but non-defense spending dropped by 2.2
points. Clinton and the Republicans in Congress cut spending on domestic
discretionary programs as well as entitlement spending through welfare reform.