Presidents are held responsible for the overall health of the U.S. economy. That presidents rarely have the constitutional authority or political power to exert control over the economy is a point often lost on voters. Especially since the New Deal, when the public demanded—and FDR provided— significantly increased federal involvement in economic management, presidents have been concerned with the overall health of the U.S. economy and with budgetary matters.
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