Hardly. GW Bush created strong growth with his tax cuts. It is a fallacy that the economy was lousy during his entire term in office. In fact, he inherited an economy in decline and turned it around rather quickly--so quickly that most did not even notice it was in decline. After 9/11, we were told there would be a catastrophic recession; the economy was humming just fine only months later. I'm getting tired of the nonsense that is bandied about by liberals (and ignorant conservatives) that GW Bush somehow ruined the economy. If he were president right now, the economy would be in better shape than it is.