this graph from the New York Times shows it best:
Don’t anyone delude themselves. The Bush tax cuts did NOT spur economic growth and in fact, based on the previous 50 years, retarded economic growth, even if you remove the actual economic collapse at the end of Bush’s terms.
don’t forget that while we’re playing up his “courage” today in cutting medicare. I will be amazed if any reporter actually does his homework and asks Mr. Ryan why he voted in favor of the unfunded Medicare Part D.