That happened in 2006 when both houses of congress were taken over by the democrats. The democrats had a veto proof majority in the senate and near enough to one in the house. So essentially we had single party rule. The stimulus package we tend to blame Bush for originated in a Democratically controlled house and passed by democratically controlled house and senate with veto proof majorities. You want to put your finger on the troubles this country has now look at the Pelosi house and the Reid senate and realized there hasn't been a budget since Bush left office. The democratically controlled house didn't pass one and the democratically controlled senate hasn't passed one either. Democrats damage the economy period.