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.

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Chris from San Antonio

    re: Andy April 29th, 2008 9:58 am ET

    Wow, that must be some strong kool-aid. Either that, or you're an idiot for thinking the past 7 years of Republicans in Congress AND the WH had nothing to do with our current economic woes, but rather the past year with Dems in Congress with a 51% majority.

    April 29, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  2. r sisk, nevada

    Clueless Doofus.

    I hope the next Prez will hold this criminal and his cronies all responsible for high crimes!!!!

    April 29, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  3. will not accept it

    wonder if he knows that gas is about to hit $4.....talk about out of touch...

    April 29, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  4. sophia nyc

    Someone should check congress for a pulse.

    Polticians are the scum of society. All of them.

    April 29, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  5. Frank

    Wall Street and CNBC said the John McCain and Hillary Clinton's no tax on the gas pump is a stupid and no-brainer plan. Because this 'no tax' plan changes the gas supply and demand equation, it only makes the oil crisis worse and worse.

    April 29, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  6. Johnny Boy

    We are all dumber for listening to this man~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    April 29, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  7. Georgia

    I am so disheartened by the apparently blind eyes of so many in this country. Or is it just plain old ignorance? Bush's statements are all about blaming Congress ...it's not his fault! He's the president for goodness sakes ... he campaigned on bringing people together and getting things done as never before. 8 years have shown his ability to divide and conquer ... including our economy. We're not in this condition all of a sudden people!!! You can't give billions of dollars away to the effort in Iraq and cut jobs sending them overseas for 7 years and expect this country to flourish and thrive. A wise 90 year old told me when Bush was elected she didn't know if our country would survive him. She was very astute.

    April 29, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  8. What?

    I'm listening to Bush now and he's talking about technology of the future. What are we going to do about gas prices now?

    Bush is an idiot. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

    April 29, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  9. Bush

    Is the man.

    April 29, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  10. Delaware

    It is never too late for Bush to do something short term about the economy if he gets good advice. Anyway, I forgive the president because he did not understand economics in school or the current economy. I wonder what grade he gets in school for economics. I am guessing a low C.

    April 29, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  11. Wayne, Greenville TX

    There's only one thing I want to hear this clown say:

    "Dick Cheney and I resign. Effective immediately."

    April 29, 2008 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  12. to all you bleeding hearts


    April 29, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  13. Diane G

    Some talk has come up concerning our country building more oil refineries. Why should our government build them when the oil companies are making record breaking $40 – $45 billion in profit!! Make them re-invest their own profits!
    Now, a better idea.
    Instead of more refineries, develop better and less expensive to the consumer, solar and wind energy alternatives!!
    We need more "normal, everyday people" in power, not millionaires who don't fill their own tanks with fuel, buy their own groceries, etc. because they have soooo much of their own money, they don't have to! I'm sick to death of having to choose between food and gas.

    April 29, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  14. After further review,Texas

    The best thing he could do for our nation is to resign along with Cheney of course.

    April 29, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  15. xtina, chicago IL

    the President did just say in his news conference that he'd be open to the moratorium on federal gas tax for the immediate future. Why would any American say "no, we wouldnt want Washington to have to go without their 50 cents out of every gallon"?

    April 29, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  16. Greg, Sedro Woolley WA.

    Uncle Sam, your a tard.

    April 29, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. Nancy

    What a joke Bush- He blames Congress and everyone else for the lousy mess he put us in. Talk about lack of leadership! This guy has nothing to say about how he's going to help America with the economy and gas prices. Give me a break- a $600.00 check is only going to help me pay for the high gas and food prices. He is a disgrace to America.

    April 29, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  18. Patsy

    Way to go Martha, you stood up to an idiot and won. Get tough reporters, he's hurting America.

    Don't let him play the exclusive game on you, so what, he gave you an exclusive. You are still doing the people's business by asking him the tough questions. He's a moron.

    Way to go gal, you rock.

    Martha, on America's side.

    April 29, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  19. Dennis


    April 29, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  20. Henry

    Sigh....America. Don't be stupid 3 times in a row and nominate or put the wrong person in office.

    HILLARY 08

    April 29, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  21. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    Sounds like he's getting ready to authorize congress–to throw more money @ the countries social and economic problems.

    Using money that we don't have–to bolster an economy that isn't growing–only increases everyone's risk. Some things need to run their course.

    April 29, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  22. Susan, Seattle WA

    A Rose Garden talk about the Economy. Isn't that special???

    Too bad Bush won't be giving this speech in front of a gas pump, or a foreclosure sign, or a grocery store, or a food bank line, or on the sidewalk along the empty and abandoned storefronts all across this nation.

    What nerve. How out of touch can one person possibly be??

    April 29, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  23. Jeff in Alabama

    President Bush, until you actually say the word "recession" I can not put credibliltiy into anything you say about the economy. Why not be a man and live up to your actions and decisions which have helped to put our economy in this mess? The fact that you won't is most disappointing to me as a citizen of the US.

    April 29, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  24. RealityKing

    Our pitiful 110th liberal Congress has been holding the American purse strings for two years now.. The very same time the economy began to tank. What are they doing for us??

    And please tell me, how is spending more of my tax dollars on pie in the sky green research going to help me fill my gas tank tomorrow CNN??

    April 29, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  25. Sharon Minnesota

    Watched some of this, had to turn it off, couldn't listen to such angry nonsense. If he had a point, it wasn't heard because of his incessant haranguing at the press and congress. No point taken.

    Give me a break Mr. President.

    April 29, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
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