Now the first thing to note is that the US has recovered WAY better than either the Eurozone or the UK. So if you think Obama has been a disaster, you might first acknowledge that the US has performed better than all its major Western peers.
But beyond that, check out the UK line. The UK was recovering on a fine trajectory right up until early 2010, at which point UK growth hit a brick wall.
What happened in 2010? That’s when conservative David Cameron came to power with an agenda of reigning in the debt. Sound familiar?
Basically we have a life test of a country that wants to do what conservatives in the US want to do: reduce national debt.
Doing so is a growth disaster.