Under democratic leadership, spending went down while still installing programs to help those in need. … Republicans on the other hand have actually spent more money not just on defense spending, but also on social programs. … I have no idea why the heritage foundation promotes these graphs, they just prove that conservatives and Republicans are ineffective and just plane [sic] wrong about money.
The diarist does not link to any specific charts, but we think s/he is referring at least in part to this chart showing Kennedy, Johnson, and Clinton as all having the lowest average federal deficit as a percentage of GDP over the last 45 years:
But since this Daily Kos diarist seems to be most concerned with deficits, this chart, showing projected deficits if nothing is done to reform Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid should be the scariest of all: