Exactly what economic steps did Bush take or not take that caused the economy to sink into recession?
The U.S. unemployment rate averaged 4.7% from 2001-2007 compared to a 5.2% average rate during President Clinton's term of office and well below the euro zone average of 8.3% since 2000.
The GDP grew at an average annual rate of 2.2% between 2001-2008. Bush left his successor an economy 19% larger than the one he inherited from President Clinton.
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Tax Returns: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Bush Administration's Record on Cutting Taxes
....the exceptionally poor job growth of recent years suggests the Administration’s tax cuts have largely failed to accomplish one of its stated policy goals.