Bush WAS tested. Remember the attacks on the WORLD TRADE CENTER-the financial capital of the world? He responded with the CORRECT policies and we had RECORD growth and jobs created.
This deep recession was created for the most part by democrat policies and politicians like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, oh and Jimmy Carter, imho. And THEIR REFUSAL to listen to George Bush and many in his administration of the pending doom of FNMAE and FREDDIE MAC. And it is worsened by the tired old, stale liberal policies of Barack obama and the radicals in charge now, imho.