When we had a projected $5.2 trillion surplus, he proposed upper income tax cuts because the federal government didn't need all that money.
When the 2001 recession began, President Bush said upper income tax cuts (phased in over nine years to conceal their long term cost) was the solution.
When gas prices began to rise in May, 2001, he again said the answer was upper income tax cuts.
Now that the economy is sliding into a recession, he is again arguing that we need to make his high income tax cuts permanent.
No matter what the problem, upper income tax cuts are the only solution.
Paul Krugman makes the same point in his recent column :
"You see, for 30 years American politics has been dominated by a political movement practicing Robin-Hood-in-reverse, giving unto those that hath while taking from those who don’t. And one secret of that long domination has been a remarkable flexibility in economic debate. The policies never change — but the arguments for these policies turn on a dime.