End of term report. Years: 2001 - 2009 Economy George loosened the rules and oversight of US markets, which some blame for the sub-prime mortgage crisis and the current, apparently worsening recession. At the same time, he borrowed money to give tax cuts to the wealthy, widening the gap between the rich and poor and further weakening the US economy. grade: F China Interestingly the government loves George, or 'Xiao Buxi' as they call him. After all, Little Bush attended the Beijing Olympics even though almost everyone wanted him to boycott the event due to the mainland's human rights record. George also helped make the mainland richer by opening trade between his family and theirs. However, as the economy stalls, some are worried about how much the mainland's growth relies on the United States. grade: C+ War George invaded Iraq after terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers. A popular decision in the US at the time, the idea was eventually seen as faulty and dangerous. However, George wouldn't stop sending soldiers even though the American public wanted him to stop. He spent US$3 trillion (more than the GDPs of 98 per cent of the world's countries!) on the war, taking money from the very people who wanted him to pull out of Iraq. On the other hand, the US has not suffered another terror attack since September 11, 2001. grade: D Humanitarian causes George has been generous to overseas countries. He gave about US$15 billion to Africa to treat Aids victims. He didn't hesitate to spend a further r US$10 billion on crises such as the tsunami in Indonesia or the Sichuan earthquake. grade: A- Education George began his term on a high note, spending billions of dollars to revamp the US education system under a policy called the No Child Left Behind Act. Child literacy is at its lowest in years. grade: B Environment George has refused to limit America's output of greenhouse gases, leading to a blame game with developing countries who think America should take the lead. He also rejected the Kyoto Protocol, an imperfect but unified global agreement on the environment. He also reduced the budgets of many of his environment ministries. grade: D Grammar George really struggles with the English language at times, exhibiting faulty grammar and or completely nonsensical phrases. His classmates have coined the phrase 'Bushisms' to refer to such language blunders. Consider some of the following utterances: 'misunderestimate' 'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' 'I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.' grade: F General comments Although George can be charmingly goofy, he is prone to inappropriate behaviour, particularly when he meets his foreign friends. For instance, he cracked an immature joke when he met the Queen of England, which was met by a stern glare. He was also caught rubbing the back of the neck of Germany's chief, Angela Merkel, when he greeted her at a global meeting.