Hm, let's see here. During the first term of President Obama, we've got the lowest tax burden that we've had for the past sixty years. Does this sound like something a fiscal conservative would approve of? Absolutely.
During the first term of President Obama, 2011 saw the the lowest level of corporate taxation since 1972. Of course, it's projected to go back to what was pretty much the average rate from 1987 to 2000, but no Republican president since Nixon can claim to have been such a friend to business when it comes to taxes. And let us not forget that despite the fact that America has the highest nominal corporate tax rate in the developed world, America actually has the second-lowest effective corporate tax rate in the developed world; please note the difference in the wording between the two. Of course, that's not something that FoxNews would ever allow to see the light of day. But do such low corporate taxes sound like something a fiscal conservative would approve of? Certainly.
On the day that President Obama was sworn in, the Dow Jones closed at 8228 and our economy was in free fall. It would fall as far as 6763.29 before it began its long, slow climb. As of the time of this writing, the Dow Jones stands at 12,486.50, an increase of 34.21 percent since President Obama took the oath of office, and 45.85 percent from its nadir less than three months later. Would a fiscally conservative Republican president be boasting about such a performance by the stock market on his watch? You betcha!
During the first term of President Obama, government spending increased at its slowest rate since Eisenhower. Of course that doesn't exactly match what Republicans have been saying about Obama's "reckless spending spree", so they're doing their utmost to reject the Wall Street Journal-affiliated MarketWatch article by Rex Nutting, but I'll go with what Politifact said about Nutting's findings. Would such fiscal restraint be a "plus" in the eyes of a fiscal conservative? Oh, yes!