Bush took the economy down, and no one knows what would have fixed it any faster. Bush was a terrible President, he spent but didn't tax. He's responsiblef or the largest single undunded mandate in the history of our country. He was in the White House when the real estate bubble was growing; and when it burst, he was on his way out the door. Obama hasn't cuased the resulting recession but he may not have done everything he could have to fix it.