Wow... Bush has a long list of things he intends to do in the remainder of his term. So much, he probably should have gotten started chipping away at the list awhile ago... like maybe 7 years ago.
Among other things, he made it very clear that he has a plan that, once put in action, would give us a surplus by 2012.
Pssssst... Dubya... I know you're basking in the thunderous Republican applause you got from that little gem, but... uh... two things:
1. We HAD a surplus... you replaced it with a deficit.
2. You made Clinton out to be a thief of Americans' pocketbooks for having the audacity to operate the nation at a profit... I still have the bad taste in my mouth from cashing the check from what you said was my share of the surplus -- I should have been cashing that check after I retire... and it should have come from the Social Security office.
So suck up that applause, Dubya... I'm just glad the end of this dark time you plunged us into is in sight.
...And yes, the union is strong, because we the people are strong and enduring -- in spite of everything you did to break us down.