State Of The Union Reaction

In his last State of the Union address before Congress, President Bush is urging Americans to remain
confident about the economy despite signs of slowing growth.

The President also is pressing Congress to quickly pass an economic stimulus program
to blunt any recession.

First District Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield responded by saying, "It's encouraging to see President Bush's admission that there is a problem with the economy, rather than continuing to pretend everything is wonderful."

Republican U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina said, "The president hit on some extremely important topics ranging from economic security to national defense - and it's now time for Congress to get down to business and produce results. We need to work in a bipartisan way to swiftly advance a stimulus package that helps North Carolinians, especially those in greatest need."


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  • by David Location: Manteo on Jan 29, 2008 at 06:56 AM
    After almost eight years of being president and now he is going to act as though he cares? And like Sandra pointed out, why would they give us money then make us deduct it from our taxes? Bush can take that money and cram it! he hasnt been there for us in the past seven years, WE DONT NEED HIM NOW!! I cant wait until January 2009. Then it will be SAYANARA BUSH!!!
  • by Sandra Location: Rose Hill on Jan 29, 2008 at 05:15 AM
    I agree that having a stimulus package is a good thing, but....I would just as soon not have it if we have to deduct it on our taxes at the end of the year. How will that solve the economic problem? Why give us money and then take it back? Yes, it will give us money "right now", but in the long run, how is that going to help?
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