Unemployment down from 6.3% in 2003 to 4.5% now. Tax revenues up 11% on the same period in the previous fiscal year. 2007 set to be one of the best budget years for four decades. The stock market up by a half since 2003.
In normal times an economic record like this would produce dizzyingly good satisfaction ratings for a president. These are not normal times, of course, but a time of war and a war that is not going well. When George W Bush's presidency is evaluated, however, US economic growth - ignited by tax relief - will greatly boost the positive side of the ledger.
The data in this post is taken from a recent article by James C. Capretta for National Review Online.