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. andrew s. rostolder hillsdale nj

    what will boy blunder possibly tell me??????? i would still like to have a beer with dubya but i don't want him to tell me anything.

    April 29, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  2. Julie.

    The only person to make Bushs 8 yrs look good, is Obama president for 1 yr,
    I would like to keep the American flag flying over the whitehouse!

    country first–party second-no obama.

    April 29, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. Jo Ann

    What can he actually tell us when the next pink slip is comming, you're be evicted. No jobs, no homes, can't fill your car up what, what ,what can he tell us except his pockets is full with the oil money both he and Chaney.

    I am sure his dancing did the good people of New Orleans a world good since they still do no have a home to go to and Fema is putting them out of the trailers good job Mr. President.

    April 29, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Anonymous

    President Bush, we, the American citizens are hurting. Please help US!

    April 29, 2008 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  5. Peter Paul Vs. Clinton

    America wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peter Paul Vs. Clintons, $800,000 columbian deal, NAFTA....... we cannot backslide and a vote for the Clintons would be just that. We need enlightenment, progression not the same old, same old. COME ON AMERICA!!!

    April 29, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  6. David Harrell

    Just like Bush, to expect congress to do all the work, instead of showing leadership.....But wait. Maybe that is a GOOD thing, since he and his incompetent sycophants have all but destroyed everything they have authority over. WORST president and goon squad in American history! The Peter Principle run amok best describes our current situation at home and in the world.

    April 29, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  7. JJ

    Thanks, Uncle Sam! It's about time someone said it. No one takes people like Ron seriously. If you can't have a disagreement/debate robustly or honestly or intelligentlyor substantively, IT'S YOU who can do the world a favor and stay home November 4.

    April 29, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. Larry

    Question for Republicans:

    Was this man worth your vote?

    People were laughing at the Dems counting chads in Florida, but if I had known we'd be paying $4.00 a gallon for gas, I'd go back and count chads as well.

    I'm ashamed that he has been in office so long. When will we learn? The Republicans NEVER have a plan, so they have to attack their opponents and scare Americans. When will we learn?

    I'm concerned about where this country is going and every time I have to look at that idiot Bush, his no substance wife, and those stupid girls, my heart aches.

    Wake up America, this is our country, take it back.

    April 29, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  9. Lorna, NY

    January 20, 2009 – I can't wait.

    April 29, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  10. APS in Hawaii

    This is funny. He is going to speak to Americans again because we are not in a recession, but a slow down. Yet, his buddies at the FED save Bears Stern, and he throw over 500,000 families out into the cold because they brought this on themselves. Give me a break, Hooverville is alive and well with Bush. This guy lives in denial about everything. I think he lives in Alice in Wonderland.

    April 29, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. Ron Again

    Oh JJ, their was nothing substanitive about the debates in 2000, and 2004. That is why we're in the mess we're in. If you and Uncle Sam insist on voting for McSame, do us a favor, suit up and go fight his war.

    Come back and let us know if that works for ya. We'll be paying $6.00 a gallon for gas before you hit Iraqi soil.

    You smucks.

    April 29, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    "Blame Bush blame Bush blame Bush…." Yep! Bush hero Harry Truman had a sign that said "the buck stops here."

    The Democrats have resisted indicting Bush/Cheney for high crimes an treason.

    The sensible bills written by Democrats die in the Senate where they don't have the 60 votes needed to end a GOP filibuster or over come the veto pen Bush only used after 2006.

    The GOP brags about being the party of "personal responsibility" but will be defined as the party of "mistakes were made" or "I don't recall."
    The GOP is leaving a huge mess: 34 GOP seats up for grabs as the rats abandon what they think is a sinking ship. Not as much fun knowing you will be in the minority and less able to line your pockets.

    April 29, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  13. xtina, chicago IL

    If people want w/ gas prices, the President can implement John McCain's suggestion to eliminate the federaI gas tax. That alone will cut avg. of 50 cents /gallon, and it's something Congress can do immediately. (I don't think Hillary and Obama's suggestion to tax oil companies even more will cause the price per gallon to go down).

    April 29, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  14. Dani

    He needs to just go to Crawford and vacation for the rest of his term. He has done enough damage already, especially to the economy.

    April 29, 2008 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  15. Joe American

    George Bush a Disney character without Fur. A cartoon! He is going to talk about the economy ? Is this a joke. W you are the worst president Ever!

    April 29, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. DAN

    Jobs Jobs Jobs , universal heathcare Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08

    April 29, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  17. what does George knows about economy

    what does George knows about economy? he knows how to ruin it!!!

    April 29, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  18. Spirit of America

    The best news for America from Bush this morning would be two words:

    I resign.

    April 29, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  19. MD in OK

    I just don't think the Rose garden is the place for Bush to talk about the economy. Does he think people will interpret his words about the economy as inspirational or hopeful. I know he's going to make some comment about his no good, not thoroughly thought -out stimulus package

    April 29, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  20. Deb

    Does this mean he is finally willing to admit we are in a Recession?

    The real thing......not just "Hard Times'?

    Hillary 08

    April 29, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  21. Marine

    I really love ready all the comments by the various factions out there. You one telling republicans not to vote an another that says Bush expects congress to do all the work. Who are you kidding. Expecting congress to do all the work is like using waterlogged wood to build a fire. Ain't gonna happen.

    As far as no voting well I intend to vote and it won't be fo HilObama as probably neither one will make it to the convention with enough votes unless that primadona John Dean steps in an annoints one of them.

    I hope that the Democratic convention is in such upheaval that they will pick a compromise candidate, that individuals from both parties would be comfortable with.

    April 29, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  22. bill

    A little "talk" should really help our "recession" ..... oop's, make that a "slowdown", not a recession.

    The wolf is knocking at the door, and we are answering with "doublespeak".

    April 29, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  23. Johnny Boy

    I am watching this stupid man on tv right now and of course he blames everyone but himself. Criminal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  24. After further review,Texas

    No one can take people like JJ and that moron uncle sam seriously.They should be in orange jumpsuits along with the rest of the treasonous scum.

    April 29, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  25. Randy - Denver

    Andy to paraphrase a former President Bush the economy for the first four years of any presidency is more a reflection on the previous administration.. " the same goes for the Congress the disaster we are in is NOT because we elected Democrats a year or so ago it is because for the previous years we ahd a "rubber stamp" congress that simply agreed to everything the resident wanted. Our failures in Iraq, Afganistan and now our economy are ZMOSAT definately the fault of the "rubber stampers" not the current Congress. As a final note you must remember that while the Dems have a slight majority they cannot override a veto so the idiot in charge STILL controls the direction fo this Congress.

    That said I must now go on to agree with Uncle Sam, while I have disagreed with MANY of the current residents policies there have been a few I HAVE agreed with and am more than willing to listen to him but based on past comments I believe he is going to say things alike Congress should vote to keep the tax cuts for the wealthy permananet, that we should cut capital gains taxes and other, in my opinion, misguided ideas like that. What he should say is we should start charging Iraq a weekly maintenance and training fee... but lets see.

    And just because I cannot let you get away with a "misspeaking" like and I quote " They were more concerned about indicting Bush & Cheney for nothing then they were about writing bills to help us and the economy. " I would add if they had really wanted to push impeachment charges against Bush and Cheney they could ahve but they decided to take the higher road and not do that but to look at specific areas where they could try to fix some of the problems caused by b&c without destroying the entire country like the republicans did with Bill Clinton.

    April 29, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
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