Bush did not include any spending for Afghanistan and Iraq after September in next year's budget to partially mask the huge budget deficit. He pulled some other shenanigans to make it look "less" than it really is. Even then the Budget deficit he is expecting next year is $521 billion. In reality it may be closer to 550 billion and may even approach 600 billion. In four years, Bush and his irresponsible Republicans controlling the House and Senate have turned a budget surplus, which was on target to pay off the national debt in ten years or so, into massive amounts of red ink that has our national debt soaring out of control. Basically Republican fiscal policy goes like this: give millionaires huge tax breaks, start two wars, pay for the occupation of a major country, vote in a huge drug prescription plan, and guess how they plan to pay for it all? They will simply borrow the money to do it. Hey folks it is the American way according to the Republicans: you can have it all--just borrow and let future generations pay for our party we are all having now. In three short years, we have lost 2.3 million jobs and have gone from possibly paying off the national debt to running huge out of control budget deficits. These Republicans are geniuses, aren't they?