In 2008 the economy was perking along just fine. Then, along came BHO, telling us how TERRIBLE things were and how America was an evil place. Then he told us that energy prices would necessarily go sky high. The housing market was going to crash. This falls under the heading of a self-fulfilling prophecy. It wasn't too long until all hell DID start breaking loose. When the housing market crashed, Obama DEMANDED that Bush 'DO SOMETHING' about it. He demanded a bailout! Then later, he demonized Bush for issuing the first bailout. Then, he turned right around and issued an even BIGGER one. Neither bailout, or 'Stimulus' had any real effect on the economy. The only real results were some of Obama's campaign donors got a BIG payoff.