His policies kept unemployment below 5% during more than half of his presidency not counting the year and a half or so following 9/11.<quoted text>
Bush was the poster child of ALL Republican policies. Vote no to Bush/Romney
A report by the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee in 2006 showed the U.S. economy outperformed its peer group of large developed economies from 2001 to 2005, and the U.S. led in real GDP growth, investment, industrial production, employment, labor productivity and price stability.
In 2003, Bush attempted to create an agency to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The bill never made progress in Congress facing sharp opposition by Democrats.
The last two years of his presidency were characterized by the worsening subprime mortgage crisis which resulted in government intervention to bail out damaged financial institutions and a weakening economy.
The last two years of his presidency were also notable for a Democrat-controlled Congress. Make your own judgment.