A report card on Bush's 2006 State of the Union Address agenda items
- Renew USA Patriot Act. Bush
- American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI). Bush proposed a commission that would double research in physical sciences in the next decade, train 70,000 teachers to lead high school Advanced Placement math and science classes, hire 30,000 scientists and engineers to work as teachers, and make permanent current tax breaks for research and development. While the White House requested an increase in ACI's budget, Congress had
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED, BUT NOT PASSED
- Entitlements commission. Bush proposed a bi-partisan commission to figure out how to control costs of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
- Spread democracy and freedom around the world. On foreign affairs, Bush renewed his second-term promise to spread democracy and freedom around the world. The world has resisted, however. In January, Palestinians used a democratic process to elevate Hamas, which the United States has designated a terrorist organization. More importantly, US efforts in Iraq have spread