September 18th, 2008
10:12 AM ET
12 years ago

Bush: Still 'serious challenges' ahead

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Bush delivered a statement on the economy earlier Thursday."] WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush said Thursday the U.S. economy still faces "serious challenges."

Recent actions taken to stabilize the economy "are necessary and they are important and the markets are adjusting to them," Bush said.

"My administration is focused on meeting these challenges," he said.

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  1. Pat from Cali

    There are serious challenges ahead and I want someone who can think on his feet to be at the wheel instead this guy's good buddy.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 18, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  2. Al, NY NY

    Duh..... In 3 months I'll be outta here, cuttin' wood and wittlin' on my ranch. To all of you in trouble, too bad. I'm set for life. You suckers are screwed

    September 18, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. redwhiteblue

    We all feel better now that we know Bush is working on it!!!!
    This guy really makes me sick and the way Republicans are blaming Democrats for everything galls me. They had control and i heard one GOP say that Dems. wouldn't work across the aisle. Who was in the majority?
    Dems. would not cooperate and didn't get anything done? EVERYTHING Dems. tried to do, Bush said he would veto even before he read it.
    If people still vote for McCain after all these things,unprovoked wars, lack of health insurance , people losing their jobs, and their houses, humongous deficit, high grocery prices and gas prices, Katrina, constant votes against veterans benefits after giving themselves a raise, (McCain voted against them also.)Then we have lost the respect of many nations, spying on Americans, lying constantly, and there are many more things I could list.
    How can they possibly vote for McCain? He brags that he voted 90% of the time with Bush.

    September 18, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. American

    Who cares what this loser has to say. Lets discuss TROOPERGATE.

    September 18, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  5. Jackie, Minneapolis

    All the financial failures are Bush and the Republicans fault. If they had not deregulated the financial industry like a bunch or morons, we wouldn't be in this mess. This country isn't a giant monopoly game board guys.

    September 18, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  6. Sarah Palin and African Americans in Alaska

    Ahead? You mean when your feet are kicked up on the table on a ranch somewhere that we are paying for? Oh, yes, that's when we will have serious challenges. You are right! And you will continue to enjoy THE GOOD LIFE.

    September 18, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. Dave

    This just in;
    Biden says we all need to be willing to pay more taxes in order to be patriotic!!

    September 18, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. spiderweb

    Unfortunately, we have come to a crisis of large proportions because of the Bush Administration and Congress. We are the victims of poor leadership and our vote should count in this upcoming election. The Bush Administration has failed us. Congress has failed us. I say to people, "Don't lose hope." We have "hope" with a new administration with Obama/Biden. Take heed: Don't let McCain/Palin fool you. They're are not going to reform or change a thing if they're in office except to keep themselves and their families protected while we continue to sink lower in all areas of our great nation. Obama/Biden 2008

    September 18, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Michael in Houston

    Really, how does anyone show up to hear this idiot talk. It's your adminstration that got us in the mess. And throwing money at it (like you did when Katrina hit LA.) will not solve the problem. Let AIG and the rest of these comapnies fall. I just read the Glenn Beck Commentary, and although I am no fan of his, I agreed with every point he made. I highly recommend all of you to read it. Bush, quit actin glike you really care about America, you and the Republican Party only care about America's elite, and that has been proven time and time again. Folks we need something different, we need Obama/Biden now! America you can act like McCain/Palin are different, but if you allow the same mistake...a third time, then you, America who voted for the Geezer and his pet deserve everything you get.

    September 18, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. STL-Veteran

    So that's $279.00 per US Citizen that we just ponied up to save AIG. Now the Automakers want there share...Looks like the Republican economic policies are working as designed. And I'll bet the CEO's of these companies will still end up with a big fat paycheck while my retirement goes down the crapper. Thanks a lot Reaganomics!!!

    September 18, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. Not sleeping at the switch

    As soon as this joke of a mans face showed on my TV I changed the channel.

    He brought us here and is now trying to say he CARES? Has a PLAN?

    Pure Politics to help McCain. Anyone out here dim enough not to know this?

    September 18, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  12. Joe

    Why isn't CNN reporting on Biden suggesting that paying more taxes is patriotic????? This is a huge story I believe, but yet CNN is not reporting on it. I shouldn't be surprised since CNN is in the tank for Obama.

    September 18, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  13. Chris in NH

    The new Dr. Pepper lyrics: He's a liar, Mcain's a liar, Sarah would like to be a liar too. Hear the BS, listen to the BS!

    September 18, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Fenarkleman

    Serious challenges? Really? Or are they merely "adjustments"? That's what I heard some hammerhead say in trying to describe the blasted free fall the U.S. economy has taken this past week.

    So when are we being sold to China, anyway? Nee-how, brother.

    September 18, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. SpoxLOgic

    We all know that there are serious challenges ahead, Mr President. Why don't you be a LEADER and start LEADING us out of this crisis? Isn't there anything that YOU can do now that will help?
    Oh yeah, that's right. You have no clue, do you? That "deer in the headlights" look that you and MCCain are sporting don't do much to help our confidence, you know.
    ...never mind...

    September 18, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  16. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    Bush is an idiot. McCain is not much better....

    September 18, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. Scott Tucson

    And Joe Biden I guess is ready to meet the economic challenge too, he just said it's our patriotic duty to pay higer taxes. Change you can live with..pocket change that is.

    September 18, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  18. Andy

    Biden/Obama answer to this too will be "Be patriotic and pay more taxes"

    September 18, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. Pick Me! Pick Me!

    Put a fork in him, he's done.

    September 18, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. Anna PA

    Yeah sure, kind of like they focused on creating these challenges!!! Is it to late to impeach this idiot?

    September 18, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. Numb

    These last four months until W. leaves the White House will be longer than the 8 years he served as president.

    This clown still has many many jokes up his sleeve, and will make sure he puts them in motion!!

    He started his presidency with a catastrophy: 9/11
    He'll end his presidency with another catastrophy: to be decided.

    God Bless America

    September 18, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
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