Maybe we should go back to Carter's economic policies!
You mean appointing like Paul Volcker as Fed Chair?
Or running deficits that averaged 2.4% of GDP? (Reagan averaged 3.6% of GDP, and had none under 2.6%)
In 1978 President Carter reduced the maximum tax on capital gains to 28% from as high as 49%.
A rift grew between the White House and Congress. Carter wrote that the most intense and mounting opposition to his policies came from the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, which he attributed to Ted Kennedy’s ambition to replace him as president.
Carter then vetoed a public works package calling it "inflationary", as it contained what he considered to be wasteful spending. Congressional leaders sensed that public support for his legislation was weak, and took advantage of it. After gutting his consumer protection bill, they transformed his tax plan into nothing more than spending for special interests, after which Carter referred to the congressional tax committees as "ravenous wolves."
I personally remember in 1979(?) when he refused to sign the budget because he thought the deficit was too high, the liberal mainstream media crucified him. They said the government was "broke", they covered all the parks etc. that had to close during the budget standoff, eventually he caved in.
I'm afraid if most posters didn't know Carter as "The Worstest Prezident Evah!" they wouldn't know a damned thing about him.