It might have just been a big coincidence - but things were going along pretty fine with unemployment and the GDP until a year after Democrats took over Congress in January 2007.<quoted text>
My God Carol, You think George W Bush had nothing but Democrat controlled Congresses?
Get informed & quit being such an idiot.
However, 9/11 and the ensuing wars increased the deficit which both Democrats and Republicans supported. And the house of cards fell when the housing market collapsed.
The deficit didn't cause the economic collapse. So Bush had no more to do with the economic collapse than Obama.