Too bad Bush won't be around another four years to clean up his irresponsible fiscal mess:
"Here are the numbers, a sober and powerful counter-argument to any declaration that the recession is long over and good times are back for everyone. Poverty is up in the United States for the third consecutive year, the Census Bureau says, with 40 million people now afflicted. Median household income is stagnant at a little more than $43,000 a year. That, after three years of decline and still lower than it was in 1999. And the number of Americans without medical insurance is up, too, as it has been each year since 2001, to 45 million.
Dreary numbers under any circumstances. Only now they come close to the height of the presidential campaign. They carry a significance that should rival what President Bush had to say the same day of the Census Bureau report, that he miscalculated what Iraq would be like after a U.S.-led invasion.
Because we acted, our economy since last summer has grown at a rate as fast as any in nearly 20 years[/b] ," Mr. Bush said Thursday. "Since last August, we've added approximately 1.5 million new jobs."
What he didn't say, of course, is that there are fewer jobs, and fewer people working, now than when he took office[/b] ." Link