I remember posters were saying during last election that Republicans run the economy better and everyone should hope they win.
I notice that the US media still seem to not talk about the relaxation of credit and other decisions and Sarah Palin recently said that the controls for the financial industry should be further deregulated.
Look at how well the Australian banks have performed in comparison with excellent government regulation.
Just don't get how anyone can say the Republicans have done even a reasonable job. Just a total mess in my view.