Dec 17, 2010

Report: George W. Bush must be smiling

Former President George W. Bush must be smiling.

When President Obama and the Republican leadership reached a deal on extending all of the Bush tax cuts, including a generous exemption for estate taxes, the current president ratified a key policy from the former administration.

While Obama ran as the candidate who would fight to overturn Bush's record, a huge number of his policies remain in place.

This says a lot about President Bush.

One of the key measures that we have to evaluate the success of a president is not simply how many of his proposals pass through Congress but also how many of his policies outlast his time in office.

Will ObamaCare, the hallmark of Barack Obama's administration, survive after Obama's time in office?