In case Bush's speechwriters are having a hard time getting a grip on his record, here are some stats to help frame it:
Change, real median household income (2003 adjusted dollars)
Bush II: -$1,535
Bush I: -$1,314
Change, number in poverty
Bush II: +4,280,000
Bush I: +6,269,000
And if he wants to add a little bit of up-to-the-minute data to spice up his speech, he can add a bit of this:
Personal incomes of U.S. residents grew 0.1 percent in July, the slowest growth in two years, the Commerce Department estimated Monday.
Consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in July after a revised 0.2 percent decline in June. With spending rising faster than incomes, the personal savings rate fell from 1.3 percent to 0.6 percent, the lowest since December 2002.
All hail Bush the economic wonder!
Like they say, 'if you want to live like a Republican, vote for a Democrat'.