Your ignorance of what went on in the 80's is quite telling. Reagan's budgets and economic policies were DOA according to Tip O'Neil but that fact escapes you just like the net 17 million job increase during his term. If you believe liberal economic policy will save the American economy then you are indeed hopeless and ignore the actual Obama results generated with a Democrat Congress with overwhelming numbers. Neither Reagan or Bush had those kind of numbers. Reagan took his policies to the American people and Bush implemented his policies from 2003-2006 and the results are there for all to see. Stop ignoring them.