Congress is poised to land a one-two punch to Bush and the country. Perhaps counting on Congress renewing the tax cuts that were put in place in 2001 and 2003, those are the ones that have brought record revenues to the government and created over 3 million jobs, was being overly optimistic on how Democrats in Washington would act when they set to expire January 1, 2011.
Next, and more prescient is the NSA warrantless wiretapping program for terrorists and suspected terrorists. It is set to expire in February 2008.
President Bush today called on Congress to make permanent a law that gives the government broad authority to eavesdrop without warrants on phone calls, e-mail and other communication between people in the United States and suspected terrorists abroad.
The president wants Congress to extend the law, set to expire in February, that allows spy agencies to intercept the communications of suspected terrorists that pass through U.S. switching facilities.
All Congress has to do, led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, is sit on their hands and they will get everything they wished for. Raise taxes and disengage from the war on terror. They are campaigning on losing the war now, so for them it is a win win situation.