Obama, Yes, Yes I'm not going to get too factual, you can look them up for yourself, instead i'm just going to list some things to think about. Under the Bush administration, President Bush both cut taxes and placed us into two wars. Now think of a bolder on top of a hill, when you push it down the slope do you think it is easy to stop that boulder after it already started rolling? No, it becomes difficult to stop that boulder much less get back on top of the hill. This is essentially the Bush administration with the fiscally destructive policies passed.
Now lets look at the Obama administration. The USA had a large unemployment rate and it kept going up, after about 10 months of Obama's administration, the unemployment rate stop going up and even started going down. This is Obama stopping that boulder and started moving it up the hill. No the USA isnt as in good of shape as it was at the end of the Clinton administration, but to be fair, Obama inherited the faults of the republican party.
Unfortunately, the republican party has been stopping all major democratic legislation, something Bush didn't have to deal with since he had 6 years of a united house. However the true shame is with the recent 2014 elections and congress being completely controlled by the republican party and we will probably have a republican president in 2016. All the good policies that take time to take hold will reach the economic upturn during the time of the republicans. The ones that are too ignorant to see the past and can only see what is happening right now.