Let us NOT forget that the demo-crats were driving the congressional bus for the last two years of President Bush's term. From that fateful election day, if you owned a business, you started downsizing and positioning yourself for the demo-crat TAX ONSLAUGHT, based on reputation alone!!! That was when the economy started its fateful downward spirial and really hasen't stopped. With their outrageous spending and use of earmarks and overloading the military appropriations all helped drive the bus into the ditch. Blaming President Bush for the crisis is right up there with Clinton (Mr stained dress) getting credit for the surplus!!!