Bush is the largest tax collector in history that directly effects homebuilders and you don't even see it. The deficet tax. $400 billion and rising. With a national debt of $6.7 trillion, the 8 percent deficet/debt rising rate. It is also instanteous. Except for the future prediction of the deficet.
Imagine a 2 person economy each with $10. Person A sells apples to person B for $1. What happens if the government gives each person and extra $10 through a deficet. I would be person A would sell Apples for $2.
Now assume the goverment gives each $10 every year. What happens when person B wants to borrow money from person A.
Deficets directly cause inflation, higher interest rates, and a weaker dollar. All through dollar dilution. It is effectively a tax.
Rising oil prices are directly attributable to this dilutuion.