The reason the 2008 'Great Recession' is still being felt is because the Congressional Democrats controlled the purse strings two years before the bottom fell out and resisted reining in Fannie and Freddie and the present administration didn't want to "let a good crisis to go to waste" after the Democrats had power in all three branches of government for two years.<quoted text>
Republican President Hoover receive credit the Republican Stock Market crash and Depression for thirty years . 1929 to 1959.
No WMD in the Iraq war, 4500 killed, which causes so many of the VA issues.
2008 Great Recession from President Bush is still being felt.
Libertarian fetish of cutting taxes hurts the VA.
With the ACA some Americans now have health coverage. 12 to 15 million according to some counts Doubt if this will be repealed ?
The economy was put on hold to pursue a power hungry social engineering agenda.
Reagan inherited a much worse 'Great Recession' from Carter. He managed to turn it around in two years and the country prospered.
It's now six years under Obama and all we have to show for it is ObamaCare and lies and deception on every front.