"Clinton tax hikes slowed the economy to the weakest psot recession growth in history to that time and left an economy spiraling into recession for more than a year before he left office. "
This is how you lie to yourself. The fact is that we went into a recession in 2000. Your ideology demands that a democrat caused it, so you seek a possible cause to pin it on. You'll always be able to find one.
I will not do the same. I just note that the massive Bush tax cuts are NOT associated in time with bountiful prosperity and vanishing unemployment. They ARE associated with recession, high unemploymment, and a concentration of wealth in the top few percent (especially the top .01%) unseen since the 1920s.