"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it.
Oh, confidence fairies, magic dust and all.What BHO did not do was engender confidence, which is what RWR did in spades, and even GWB did better than BHO.
I wouldn't bring W into the mix, his record on job creation and crashing economies is well known.
If this is a recommendation for following Reaganite voodoo economics, then you have no standing on debt complaints.