Democrats on the Economy in 1996:
—Our economy is the healthiest it has been in three decades.” (President Bill Clinton, State of the Union Address, January 23, 1996)
Democrats on the Economy in 2008:
—The bottom line is that this administration is the owner of the worst jobs record since Herbert Hoover.” (Senator Charles Schumer, Press Release, March 7, 2008)
“Healthiest economy in three decades” Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
“Worst jobs record since Herbert Hoover” Unemployment Rate: 5.1%
And it’s not just the flat rates that are backwards, either. Go look.