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"GWB = 1.7% GDP growth, inheriting a reasonably good economy AND budget. Obama is above that and inherited a massively failing economy with huge ongoing deficits."

Well, first, that's not the point of the article and of Goofy's problem with it, which was an opinion piece and second, George Bush inherited a recession that lasted through most of his first year in office and was exasberated, obviously, by 9/11.
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