April 29th, 2008
08:30 AM ET
14 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. Brian (in PA)

    Quack, quack, quack...the chatter of a lame (oh how lame) duck.

    April 29, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Thats right Obama is a wannabe

    April 29, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. Ian

    "Listen here economy, I'm the decider...and I decide that you are not allowed to go into a recession."

    Problem solved.

    April 29, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  4. Ken

    "I am George Bush your president. The economy is in the can because mkduud ftrooemda bpos bnmltweaas Bill Clinton klswaqq bccg tyyoo sdde Al Queda mndyiisddf bludtrnbc mmsndy unpatriotic democratic congress mcnrtoopsdg bcyt akpq. If you don't believe me, just look at Foxnews; they know everything. If you still don't believe me, you are unpatriotic, and don't deserve to own a house or have a good American job - we can have a cell reserved just for you down in gitmo. Thank you. And God bless Amer-ca"

    April 29, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  5. Carl

    As much as you would like to BLAME this man for the economy. Sure, the war in Iraq and a lowering of taxes caused us to borrow money, but Obama, Clinton, or McCain dont' know how to solve it either.

    The Congress should stop spending so much money, and the Fed needs to stop giving Congress "invisible" money by stop priting billions to pay off spending deficits. Hard to stop spending money when you promise free health care when our current government setup has no business running SS and medicare right now (not without a revamp of it).

    A bunch of you have no idea what you are talking about now other than hate. Please just do some research and figure it out for yourself. Until then, about 90% of the Obama, Clinton, and McCain supporters will just stay ignorant.

    April 29, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. Ken

    I'm with you fantasy land. I'm not sure what reality he is supposed to be king of. The 28% true-believers have been polishing their brown bush nugget so long all of their hands are brown, as well as their noses. The stench permeates America. I think the nonsense we hear from these [R] neo-nuggets can be summed up with one statement: "no brain, no pain".

    Get rid of about 10 more [R] senators and 30 more [R] reps, and just watch the approval rating of congress shoot up!

    April 29, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  7. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    George Bush will use this as just another opportunity to shove you know what up our you know what. There is no quick fix for this mess our country is in and since when did he care, after all we're just in a "slow down". He's a baffoon and so is John McCain.

    April 29, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  8. Myrna

    This coward, deserter, war criminal should be in prison along with his handler- Cheney. He is a moron who cannot put two words together without displaying the intellgence void he lives in. If he is not connected to a teleprompter or reading from a script he cannot function.

    Now that he has caused the death of thousands of Americans and Iranians, put our economy in the trash and made his buddies in the oil companies (including papa Cheney) richer, he has the nerve to tell congress what it should do. And this is the man that we are suppost to call Mr. President. Go back to the rock you crawled out from under .

    April 29, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  9. Kathryn Irby - Metairie, LA

    Bush, the imbecile that he is, of course, is "trying" to talking economics now?!!!! It's too little, too late!!! He has spent the last 8 years flying all over the world and has managed to put this country into a recession, which will probably lead us into another Great Depression. He has been far too incompetent to every have been "president"! Good riddance, Bush!

    April 29, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. Misty

    Bush and Economy: No relation at all.
    Does he know how to spell Economy-Least of all to deal with it.

    April 29, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Bitter Woman in NYC

    Bush is a disgrace to American history. The only thing he has done is perpetuate genocide and lies. All we know is what he wants to know. But hopefully Americans this time around are smarter enough not to be fooled by him or McCain.

    \We can do so much better
    Yes we Can,

    Obama for President

    April 29, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  12. Bitter Woman in NYC

    Bush is a disgrace to American history. The only thing he has done is perpetuate genocide and lies. All we know is what he wants us to know. But hopefully Americans this time around are smarter enough not to be fooled by him or McCain.

    We can do so much better
    Yes we Can,

    Obama for President

    April 29, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. Debbie in Texas

    Bush should jump in the Rose Garden.

    April 29, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. Michael, Cambridge, MA

    Bush telling Congress to fix the economy is like a small child destroying toys with a tantrum, and then telling the parents to fix what was just broken. What a crying shame...

    April 29, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  15. barackobama44thpresidentofusa.blogspot.com

    Bush is a failure as a president as so will McCain be if this country makes the HUGE mistake of voting him into office.

    Bush's policies are so out of touch as is his counterpart McCain. It's being reported that McCain tried to call Sen. obama out of touch on economic issues. Isn't this up for laughs being that he knows NOTHING on the issue. McCain is absolutely in no position to label anybody as being "insensitive to poor people and out of touch on economic issues," because that tag solely belongs to him.

    He is the one who flip-flop on giving tax cuts to the wealthy – first saying he was against it and now is embracing it. Additionally, he admitted he knows nothing about economics and therefore connected himself with the failed Bush policies.

    So having said all of this he's trying convince the voters differently. Old man please just go away ! You are not qualified to lead this country in the direction of REAL change that the American people so desperately need.

    It's time for REAL change in Washington, it's time for Barack Obama for president !

    April 29, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  16. wwf

    As much as I would like to see gas prices go down, taking away the federal tax will only create another problem and more expensive than this. That is where we get the money to keep our roads up. Don't worry, if they do this, they will get the money from some place else. The one thing you can count on is that we will pay for it one way or another.

    April 29, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  17. rice, bryan

    anyone that agrees with the republicans is a turd polisher

    April 29, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  18. Beervana

    Pulllllllllllleeez stop talking GW...........................

    April 29, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  19. SCShawnee

    Bush wants to drill in the province, why, so he can sell that oil to Britan as he did the Alaskan pipeline? We really benefited from that drilling! Americans probably don't know that the Alaskan pipeline oil is going to China, not USA! But Bushy loves us. I just hope that he can be brought up on war crimes, all of them, and that the world can see that America is back.

    April 29, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  20. stag

    If the problems were as singular as Jorge Bush then there would be hope. Reality is that even with out jorge things will not change.

    Oil prices are due a lot to devaluation of the US$. Check the euros per barrel and the increase is a lot samller than for US$ per barrel.

    Food prices...we are burning our food to power cars at no net energy benefit.

    Now we outsource to the French (how bad are things?) military equipment supply. Maybe we should outsource our defense to the Chinese-lot cheaper than doing it ourself.

    So as bad as Jorge Bush is, don't expect any real change. Bottom line is the USA has blown it's fortune like a drunken sailor on shore leave.

    April 29, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  21. gary


    April 29, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  22. Uncle Sam

    It speaks volumes about our current culture that those who plead for civility are insulted as well. We see it not only in our politics, but throughout our society. Nobility of character is no small thing and its effects are far-reaching. If we really desire a societal transformation we must be willing to open our hearts. No president can do that for us.

    April 29, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  23. concerned tax payer

    Bush has a given freedom to oil companies to make as much profit as possible before the end of his presidency. As a result of which the oil companies are making record profits and he is not even willing to investigate this outright crime being committed by these oil companies. He doesn't realize that a major chunk of the tax rebates received by the tax payers will again end up with the already rich oil companies – A Win Win Situation for them.

    April 29, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  24. ostriches burying our heads in the sand

    Bush says to everyone, "I am a fool and am proud of the fact"

    April 29, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  25. An American in Canada

    There is an ungoing truth about the Republicans and the Democrats.

    The Republicans when they are elected and have the majority run the country into excessive debt.

    Then the Democrats, especially Bill Clinton era after eight years of serving America, left the White House and the government of American with a surplus of money and a good economy.

    Now, G.W. Bush, and the Republicans are leaving the White House and the government of American in a debt of TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS

    Thus, once again the Democrats will regain the White House and hopefully in eight years bring the democratic government will bring the economy and reduce the debt created by the Republicans back into a manageable debt or get rid of it once again.

    And Hillary R. Clinton will be the best candidate to restore our economy back to its, glory days when it was under the guide of President Bill Clinton

    Hillary R. Clinton, P.O.T.U.S. 2009-2016 GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

    April 29, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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