About that '92-2000 period...
As much as I despise Shrub and his Daddy's Boys, the economy was headed south long before Shrub ever got his grubby little hands on Daddy's old empire. Now, as towards whether he'll make things worse...
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
There are people who can think, and there are those who gulp media garbage.
French Zombies are zapping me with lasers!