October 10th, 2008
10:34 AM ET
14 years ago

Bush: U.S. government will work to resolve crisis

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush said Friday that the U.S. government will continue to work to resolve the economic crisis, which he said is being made worse by anxiety and fear.

Watch: Anxiety worses crisis, Pres. Bush says

"Over the past few days, we have witnessed a startling drop in the stock market," he said in the Rose Garden. "Much of it is driven by uncertainty and fear."

He added, "We will continue to act and resolve this crisis."


Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Morgan

    Give the guy a break. The guy has to babysit a country full of idiots who spend way more than their bank accounts can handle.

    Quit blaming the government for everything (democrats)! They are not the answer. Take care of YOURSELVES first before you point fingers.

    October 10, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. simply_kris. NE

    OBAMA
    OBAMA
    OBAMA
    OBAMA

    October 10, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. gerri

    Sir, Cheney and you must resign today for the good of the country and to save any legacy you have left.I will buy stocks today if you do.Dont forget to take Paulson and Bernacki.

    October 10, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. Eliot from Chicago, Illinois

    With all due respect Mr. President .......Shut Up!

    when you or your treasury secretary talk, the market goes down.

    October 10, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  5. Cincinnatian

    Bush is not a leader. He padded the pockets of his rich friends and bankrupted the rest of us, alienated the United States from the world community by starting wars and drawing a line in the sand, and may likely be the most devastating political figure in my lifetime. I repent for voting for him in 2000.

    October 10, 2008 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. Tim

    Please, do not allow this administration to do anything else to resolve this crisis. Every time Bush, McCain and the republicans attempt to shore up the economy, Americans lose.

    Boot out the republicans ... they caused this mess and they sure can't be trusted to fix it.

    October 10, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  7. Doc

    . . . . Said Colonel Sanders to the Chickens.

    October 10, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  8. Dylan

    Much to do about nothing. Bush keeps having these 3 minute speeches every other morning that are vague and offer nothing tangible.

    Neo-cons think more of the same trickle down Republican voodoo economics and obscene golden parachute executive pay – complete with McCain tax perks is the answer.

    October 10, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  9. Sarah

    Go back to Texas...Please don't forget to drop McSame in Arizona...We can't afford both of you any longer...You destroyed our country

    We are looking for a real changes
    Obama/ Biden 08

    October 10, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  10. Jean

    The "crisis" is fear prompted by the Media and the Democratic Party about our nation in turmoil so they can win the election.

    The LAST time something like this occurred was right before Bill Clinton won his first term in office... the LAST time a Democrat won the White House.

    It is a HUGE coincidence that an "economic crisis" hit the US right before the election.

    It's not as bad as it seems in the news. And the economy will turn around... ALL BY ITSELF... next year no matter who is elected President.

    What a shame innocent people have to keep taking the brunt of this battle just so the Democrats can win the White House.

    October 10, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. America

    If you want to read the ACTUAL news go to Huffingtonpost.com – they are not owned by the GOP like most websites.

    October 10, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Bruce

    This is more proff that we can't afford 4 more years of the same bush / McCain policies.

    October 10, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  13. Chris B

    Obama's speech made me feel better.

    October 10, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. IA for Obama

    Do you think Bush, Chaney and McCain along with all the other rich CEOs out there took all their money out before this happened?/

    Yes is the answer: they'll get back in soon and make one last fortune off the American people so they can go out with a big money bag.

    I just threw up a bit, how about you???

    October 10, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. Jeff, Texas

    I am ashamed to be a republican for the first time in my life!!

    This year i'm going to "put country first" and vote Democratic. Nobody could possiby do any worse than these idiots.. Obama is worth a vote!

    Jeff Hederson, 51, unemployed, white, father to 3

    October 10, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. Tony

    Two years ago they laughed when I said it would take 8 years for a Dem Presidaent to fix the Bush mess. I was wrong, it is unfixable, thanks to the rifgh wing nut cases.

    October 10, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Lorna, NY

    January 20, 2009 cannot come fast enough for me! I am sick of this man!

    October 10, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  18. Mark

    CLUELESS!!!

    October 10, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. Tom in Delaware

    We paid 700 Billion for a tourniquet, now it's time to use it to support John McCain's plan to help the home-owners and stop the bleeding.

    We have to start from the bottom, and before we do that we have to create a bottom to start from.

    It's time to actually do something rather than more comtemplation.

    Awareness without Action = Daydreaming (Obama's rhetoric)

    Action with Awareness = Nightmare (voting for Obama)

    McCain/Palin '08

    October 10, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. Lu

    "Palin's allies have argued investigation is Democratic-led witch hunt"

    What's she worried about? She was blessed by a witch doctor, she's safe.....

    You know what they say, what comes around goes around!

    Obama/Biden 2008

    October 10, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  21. Patrick, Fairfield, CA

    Is he still the hanging around?

    October 10, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  22. Spirit of America

    A house of cards has a way of collapsing, sooner or later. Happened 20 years ago with the fall of The Wall. Seems to be happening again with the fall of Wall Street. Maybe after the collapse, we will finally reward work instead of theft. Now we have wealth without work for the superrich and work without wealth for the rest of us. No wonder it's finally collapsing!

    October 10, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  23. NEICE

    BUSH, YOU ARE MAKING IT( ECONOMY) WORST. PLEASE, PLEASE JUST CONTINUE TO SIT ON YOUR FANNIE AND LIKE YOU DID WITH KATRINA AND BE QUIET!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 10, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  24. ss

    This clown needs to fade into the background and keep his mouth shut. He needs to disappear and take McSame and whats her face with him.

    October 10, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  25. WOW

    Thousands of voter registration forms faked, officials say . . .

    THAT

    October 10, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
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