Bush and the Republicans? Have you ever read a history book? If you have, it was probably written by Howard Zinn. This has been going downhill since Wilson, through both Republican and Democrat administrations. Coolidge and Reagan were the only two to apply some brakes to the situation. They were both Republicans, but that doesn't excuse all the other Republicans and Democrats that took their foot off the brake on the downhill slalom ride. Wheeeeeee! Here we go again. Might be fun going down, but when we hit the bottom, look out. But "Blame it on Bush" is the buzz phrase of the decade.