Truth in Numbers: Bush Economy is Weakest in Decades

For Immediate Release:

January 14, 2009

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

“President Bush has presided over the weakest eight-year span for the U.S. economy in decades, according to an analysis of key data, and economists across the ideological spectrum increasingly view his two terms as a time of little progress on the nation's thorniest fiscal challenges.”
– Washington Post, 1/12/09
 
President Bush pursued reckless fiscal policies for years, setting the stage for massive deficits and economic decline. Then, while experts warned of a looming recession, the Bush Administration and Congressional Republicans ignored the warning signs and continued to act as if the economy were strong.
 

Read more about how after eight years of Bush Administration rhetoric, the economy is in shambles, job growth is among the slowest of any administration in over 75 years, and unemployment is at a record high.

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