On Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at a town hall meeting in Maryland that President George W. Bush prevented the United States from entering an economic depression, not President Obama (video below).
Romney said: “I keep hearing the president say that he’s responsible for keeping America from going into a Great Depression. No, no no. That was President George W. Bush and Hank Paulson that stepped in and kept that from happening.”
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Romney did not mention that the economy collapsed in September of 2008, while President Bush was still in office.