Nobody on this site has enough information to say whether or not Bush is doing what he does for good or bad reasons. None of us have any idea what kind of information is being passed around in the White House.
As for Bush living big. Wtf? Terrell Owens lives big. Michael Jordan lives big. George Bush tries to do his job while snot-nosed wanna-be artists like you second guess his decisions while if he really wanted to he could pull a Castro on you and have you and your family shot for bad-mouthing him. Quick to talk shit, but could you do any better? I highly doubt it. It's easy to say what you "would do" when you never have to deal with actually trying to do, not doing, or fixing something. Word.