"this data is consistent with that hypothesis "
Data and information are not the same thing.
When you look at the economic operations as a whole entity it is clear how inefficent socialism is and what failures those programs are.
You failed to notice that even according the the WH's numbers unemployment is higher now than if they had done nothing at all?
It's the same dog and pony show as the New Deal and Great Society, spend a lot and get a little.
Proof the English language continues to decline.
My statements have been very clear. The heavy burden of carrying those social programs has taken away numerous opportunities for prosperity and even though the price of those programs has been heavy, we still have yet to realize the true cost of many of them.
No, positive GDP is not supporting evidence. Even Cuba has positive GDP over time. The question is would GDP and people's wealth had grown faster without those social programs.
but I have