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Table: Hits, Misses, and Moving Targets


ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

War on Terror

September 11 gave Bush's Presidency an overarching mission. It also boosted efforts to modernize the military and deploy Star Wars.

Big Tax Cut

Read his lips--he meant it. The hard-fought $1.35 trillion tax cut is his signature domestic achievement.

Education Reform

In this key victory, the President showed he can cut deals with Dems when it suits him.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

-- Passing a patients' bill of rights.

-- Restoration of fast-track trade-negotiating authority.

-- Enacting parts of the stalled stimulus package.

-- Putting a national energy plan in place.

-- Compromise on a scaled-back "faith-based initiative."

-- Guaranteeing terrorism insurance for business.

PROBABLY GOING NOWHERE:

-- Private Social Security accounts.

-- Medicare overhaul and new drug benefit for seniors.

-- Big tax breaks for corporations.

-- Aggressive rollback of regulations.

-- Large-scale tort reform.

Data: BusinessWeek


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