Just read and weep. Start with Beck's Broke.
Bush was responsible, all by himself, for creating dozens of new "administrative," unconstitutional law-making bureaucracies. They call them "rules," but are indistinguishable from laws.
This resulted in 100,000 new federal employees, with their "special status" salaries and benefits and royal retirements.
Fortunately, rolling spending back to pre Bush levels is an essential and significant part of massive necessary reductions in spending.
I have belatedly come to realize that a lot of the problems that need fixing today were created by Bush. I just never realized, because the RINOs were not about to tell us at the time, and the DemRats were having their way (Cloward-Piven) with the economy , so they were fat dumb and happy...
The reality is that we are literally unable, as a country, to pay the trillion$ in unfunded debt that resulted.