That meme is bunk

A poster submitted the following meme with this claim:

"Every recession since the 1930's has started under a Democrat congressional majority. Democrats' tax-and-spend approach, regulating businesses to death, suing them to death, mandating them to death, fining them to death... Not rocket science."

I couldn't help but notice that the 2001 one is incorrect for starters.

The 107th Congress has a Republican controlled House and the Democrats controlled the Senate until Jan 20, 2009. After which it was Republican House and Senate control.

The recession of 2001 started in March and continued until November.

Why it takes an Australian to check this part of US political history is beyond me.

The meme isn't very nuanced anyway, because everyone who knows even a little bit about US politics understands that the President has more than a little bit of sway on such matters as well. e.g.,

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-08-01/ranking-presidents...

Then I noticed that the meme says there was recessions in 1962, 1966, and 1968 when there wasn't.

This meme is bunk.

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