Vice President Dick Cheney touted the president's economic stimulus plan during an appearance in Charlotte, saying it will spur growth and minimize the country's economic downturn.
Cheney made a quick stop in Charlotte on Thursday to speak to about 150 people at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Cheney said the country rests on a "solid platform" of economic growth because of policies established by President Bush during his eight years in office.
Cheney said it's now time to take wise and vital steps to revive the nation's economy.
The U.S. Senate is working to follow the lead of President Bush and the House in developing an economic stimulus package to speed rebate checks to millions of homes in an effort to prop up consumer spending and ward off a recession, or at least make it a short and mild downturn.