clinton had a republican congress and predecessor. Bush inherited clinton's declining economy and 911 failures and still had good numbers until the dems took over the house and senate in 2006. Since then it all turned to mud as the dems controlled at least 2 of 3 of the house, senate and POTUS. Dems have been in power since Jan of 2007, and after 6 years of their failures, are still trying to scapegoat Bush. When the dems took over the unemployment was 5.7%, the debt was 8.5 tril, and the deficit was half of what it is now. Shoo fly.