All you Bush bashers including ignorant conservatives seemingly are totally unaware of these events that is costing the US treasury $300 billion a year! EVERYONE seems to forget the $5 trillion MARKET loss due to the dot.com BUST that starting in 2002 allowed taxpayers to reduce their tax bill by $166 billion for the next 30 years! Then 9/11 occurred.. another $2 trillion losses does anyone remember that??? So starting in 2004 $232 billion again written off against taxes for next 30 years! Finally surely WE all can remember the WORST Hurricane SEASONS.. 2003 - 2007 including Katrina??? Another $1 trillion in losses .. All toll nearly $ 8 trillion in losses, dot.com/9/11 worst hurricanes. IF those events DID NOT OCCUR there would have been in federal revenue from: 2001 to 2008 nearly $1.6 TRILLION more revenue. But due to Net Operating Loss tax write off against taxes which even Obama writes off at over $100k a year! If those EVENTS beyond ANYONE's control had NOT occurred there would NOT be a need for a new Agency ..Homeland Security that has cost $600 billion over last 8 years! Bush would have left to Obama a $146 billion surplus!!! BUT for some reason EVERYONE including those conservatives don't seem to realize that $ 8 trillion was lost.. 1 million jobs were lost. 6,000 people killed 9/11/Hurricanes! 20,000 businesses wiped out. Airlines stopped flying for 3 days Wall street close 10 days and NO ONE seems to remember Anthrax attacks and the anxiety they caused right after 9/11? NO one remembers ANY of that do you?? HISTORY will though. And in 20 to 30 years historians will after analysis of the extreme bias of the news media that daily bashed Bush.. and the bashing even by supposedly conservatives "drunken sailor??" tag... Historians will declare Bush a "Great" President that in spite of the bashing... helped the nation SURVIVE the worst financial losses in the dot.com bust the worst attack on USA soil and the worst hurricanes!