1.) Spend absolutely massive amounts of money on a number of programs, expanding spending leaps and bounds beyond your predecessor.
2.) Fund an extremely expensive and increasingly unpopular war that has, literally, no end in sight, and even if ended tomorrow, would continue to cost extraordinary amounts of money.
3.) Finally take a stand on spending, but choose to do so on an expansion of a popular Children’s Insurance Program that will be impossible to defend politically (especially since 6 of 10 Republicans on the finance committee voted for it) and do so in a way that makes sure it looks like you are trying to do something underhanded (like, for example, issue new rules).
4.) Watch as members of your own party, already terrified at their election prospects in 2008 due to the rank incompetence of your administration and sheer unpopularity of all your other decisions, race from your position, unable to explain why you chose this, of all programs, to take a stand.
5.) Enjoy yet another permanent expansion of the bloated United States budget.
The Bush Administration in a nutshell.