George Bush was a Republican 'hawk.' These hawks do not believe that the home front should be asked to sacrifice in a time of war. Instead, they urge people to go shopping.
These 'hawks' look out for numero uno in a time of war (The War on Terror). For example, they increased pork barrel projects from 3,000 to 14,000 per year. These projects went to their friends. These 'hawks' also increased corporate welfare in a time of war.
They also believe that the only way the US citizenry can pay for a war is by implementing a tax cut and dumping the entire cost of the war onto the national credit card. This actually harms national security in the long term.