April 29th, 2008
08:30 AM ET
13 years ago

Bush to talk economy in Rose Garden

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WASHINGTON (CNN) –- President Bush will hold a Rose Garden press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the nation’s current economic situation and address “Americans’ understandable anxiety about issues affecting their pocketbooks,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

“He will also call upon Congress to send him sensible and effective bills that will help Americans weather this difficult period and keep our country moving forward,” said Perino, adding that Bush will urge the House and Senate to approve legislation to help ease energy prices, and address the mortgage crisis, rising food prices and student loans.

The news conference is scheduled to take place at 10:31 a.m. ET.

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soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Bridgette

    What could he possibly tell us at this point. I don't reall understand who want that position after him. Because they have alot of mess to clean up. And it looks like with Hilary & McCain they are going to do things the same. I don't know if Obama would be a great President or not but I am tired of the same ole same ole. Something has got to give. We cannot keep putting the same people in their repeatedly and then expecting something different. We can't keep doing that America just can't afford it.

    April 29, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  2. Uncle Sam

    Before the bashing begins, I would just like to say that I honor Pres. Bush's service to our country. I pray for the day when we can once again disagree without tearing each other down.

    April 29, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  3. Sue in MI

    This is a joke, right? Bush neither knows nor cares about America's pocketbooks, except to the extent that he can steal from us. All the things Perino cites would not have happened were it not for Bush and his "terrorism" tactics and the sinkhole that is Iraq. Guess they can't, with all the troops and all the billions of OUR dollars, figure out how to use Iraq's oil to 1. Pay for this war and the reconstruction that should begin in oh, 50 years or 2. send some of it our way to ease prices. I have a thought on that too...CONSERVE! Wanna bet we never hear that word out of his mouth? Nope, keep driving behemoths, keep shopping, the Decider will save us.

    April 29, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  4. Kel from Auburn, AL

    Hopefully he will rebuke Clinton by saying that Americans should spend their stimulus checks on whatever we want. How can he say "Don't you dare pay down your debt or save it".

    I really don't think there's too much Bush can do to make himself more popular, he is the least popular president in the last 70 years, maybe even all of history. His presidency started with a bang and will be going out with a fizzle, if that.

    This guy has senioritis, for those of you who know what that means.

    April 29, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. Jeff

    I was playing with the CNN Delegate Calculator and played the "what if game".

    I sllid the calculator to Hillary winning all the remaining races by a 60/ 40 % margins, and also winning the super delegates by 65 /35 % she would win by a few votes. You and I both know that she isnt going to win by those margins, so why stay on the race?

    Please Show that interactive on CNN! America needs to see it !


    April 29, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. Kim

    Thats what we need. The Fox giving a helpfull speech to the Chickens. But on a more important note. If Tom Cruise and Scientology says that Hillary is inhabited by a Demon Spirit from a dead alien life form? Does that make them nuts, or her Demon inhabited, or both?

    April 29, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  7. Doug R.

    I wonder if this Mr. Bush is going to talk about the uncontrollable sky-rocketing oil prices?? I doubt it since he and Cheney are sleeping with big oil. Supposedly Bush didn't even know the price of a gallon of gasoline. The overwhelming majority of Americans are tired of him and his lies.

    April 29, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  8. Tom Swift, Shopton USA

    George... it's too late. The hoss is out of the barn.

    April 29, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. Russ, Albuquerque

    Sensible and effective bills that continue to line the pockets of the oil industry and haliburton. What is he talking about? This is the same guy that keeps asking for a supplemental bill to fund a war that has been going on for six years! How is that one a surprise and two sensible.

    Just more of the pot calling the kettle black, politics as usual.

    April 29, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  10. Jetty

    GO OBAMA! You are on tract. Entertain no distraction either from the pastor or republicans.

    April 29, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  11. Ed


    April 29, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  12. Tommy

    Our economy is where it is right now because of this bufoon. Now he's got a plan to help? What a joke. Worst president in the history of the United States of America. A real disgrace to the American people.

    April 29, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  13. PL

    Is it over yet???

    April 29, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  14. Ken from Michigan

    The President still thinks this country is moving forward?! Where the hell has he been the last 3 years.

    This country has been going backwards for quite some time, and under his watch. That 3 a.m. phone call regarding the sinking economy came a long time ago and was never answered

    April 29, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  15. Frank F

    That speech should take about 10 minutes

    April 29, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  16. Ron

    Bush's contract ON America is almost up. We just have to hold on until this viper leaves our White House.

    To All Republicans:
    If you want to help this country, don't vote. You made a huge mistake twice, and we don't want you to make another stupid one.

    Don't vote Republicans, you've done enough to hurt this country. If you think you're capable of voting, just look at our gas prices, and stay home on election day.

    April 29, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  17. clear thinking

    Oh Dear!

    April 29, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  18. jd

    Bush economy = WE ALL PAY.

    April 29, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  19. proud army and navy mom

    idiot...enough said

    April 29, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  20. Chipster

    The Borrow and Spend policies of the GOP were finally given a real opportunity to prove they would work and – no surprise to sane people – they don't.

    It's going to take a long time to dig ourselves out of the mess we're in and I don't envy whoever wins in the next election. We are so deep in debt to China that it's going to be very painful to extract ourselves from it. Supply side economics is exactly what President Bush #41 said it is: VooDoo Economics. $10 trillion in debt for the coming generation(s)

    They are not going to thank us for being so gullible as to believe this fool and his gang of corporate thieves.

    April 29, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  21. Mike

    To Jeff & Jetty,

    What in the world does this article have to do with NObama?

    All the NObama supporters blog, blog, blog under any headline or topic simply to see the "President wannabes" name in print.

    Know, follow and stick to the issues...

    Everything is not about NObama!!!

    April 29, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  22. Charlotte

    Counting the days!!!!!!!! I feel so sorry for Barbara Bush, how can such a fine lady raise such an imbecile?

    April 29, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  23. Florida For Obama

    Congress will not help him as long as he does not help Congress- period

    April 29, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  24. Rhonda

    This country is suffering and Bush is solely responsible. We entrusted him with our country in spite of the way he was elected, or perhaps stole the election, and look what he has done.

    I think anyone who voted for him owes the country an apology, and should just vote for differently this year to make amends.

    Bush and anyone who voted for him is guilty. Our country is suffering. The money that we are spending in Iraq is money that our children will never benefit from–Bush's administration was a disaster.

    Our country is NOT better off today.

    April 29, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  25. Andy

    Blame Bush blame Bush blame Bush.....

    That's all we have heard for 7 years. Well it is funny then how our economy went into the tank starting in January 07 when the Democrats took over both houses. They were more concerned about indicting Bush & Cheney for nothing then they were about writing bills to help us and the economy.

    And we want to give these people the keys to the Oval Office?

    April 29, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
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