Why is it that so many people are so totally uninformed. Today a self proclaimed tea partier was claiming that the recession was Obama's fault. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you want to blame a Democrat blame Clinton. Clinton signed the repeal of the Glass-Steagall act. He also favored free trade and most favored nation status to China. No the presidents who set the stage for what we have now were Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2. Obama is trying to clean this up but he can't get anything except the first stimulus through Congress (which Bush had actually proposed).
I also keep hearing that the stimulus didn't work. Gee, Madison has 2 road projects going on right now that are largely funded with Federal Money. Lets not forget the amount of federal money that flows into the UW.