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Truth in Numbers: Bush Economy is Weakest in Decades
For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2009
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.