The Lost Decade refers to the 10 years following George W. Bush becoming president. The bad effects of the Bush Administration will be felt for a very long time. This includes the long term problems caused by the poor management of our environment, deregulation of industry and finance, the disastrous foreign policy, tax cuts for the rich, Patriot Act, erosion of our constitution, the massive deficits and the worst economy in 80 years!!!
Many school kids in 2010 will not know what prosperity was like or how America was strong and respected in the world before Bush 43 ruined our country. They are caught in the LOST DECADE, hopefully their kids can see America return to glory!