Preach on Bisquick
Compared with the "exceptional" years of 1993, 1994, and 1995, the first three years of George W. Bush's presidency featured:
faster productivity growth
faster labor compensation growth (i.e., wages and benefits)
29.4 percent ($6.9 trillion) more economic output
45 percent ($960 billion) more exports; and
an economic growth rate 81.2 percent as fast as that under Clinton
I have nothing against Clinton, nor do I think Bush is an economic savior, but it drives me crazy when people talk about how Bush has killed the economy. Clinton was lucky enough to be in office during the stock market explosion, not something that he created. He also was lucky enough to get out right before the bubble burst, also something that Bush was not responsible for. Any rational analyst would realize that there was irrational exuberance regarding stock market prices. Couple that with 9/11, which further devastated the economy, and I am happy to see that the economy is at its current level.