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."


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soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Guy

    He looks so pathetic.

    October 10, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Rick

    DO NOT ELECT OBAMA AND HIS SOCIALIST PROGRAMS NOW. SAVE AMERICA AND VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE TERRORIST AS FRIENDS, VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN.

    OBAMA/AYERS= $800,000.00 TO ACORN. THEY ARE UNDERMINING OUR ELECTION PROCESS.

    October 10, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  3. Thief

    EVERYTHING Obama recites – HE STEALS FROM OTHERS!

    October 10, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  4. Mikey

    Can Obama take over on November 5? We don't need to give the current Admistration any further opportunities to harm America. They have done quite enough already.

    October 10, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  5. people

    this guy dont know how to manage crisis....such an ego filled character....think before u leap MR. u have done nothing good to country at present.. u just brought turmoil to all of us....so now just SHUT UP mr bush

    October 10, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. Bob Virginia

    What makes anybody think the Government even understands or is capable of how to fix this failed economy? One truth (not many these days) in it all, the people are anxious and fearful that all their money will disappear from their 401k"s

    October 10, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  7. Max

    A failed president speaks.

    October 10, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  8. Brain in DC

    Can we expedite the change of leadership, putting Country first?

    October 10, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  9. John in Ohio

    There's a reason Democrat voters have higher education levels then Republican voters.

    This is it.

    October 10, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  10. Joe in NJ

    For the last time, people need to stop putting all the blame on Bush and the Republicans. There is plenty of blame to go around from top to bottom – from Bush to the idiot people who bought houses they knew they couldn't afford. Both Dems and Reps have a fair share in this mess. And it's funny how not too many people were complaining about the economy a couple of years ago when the Dow was at an all time high and people were selling their homes for record prices.

    Obama, McCain – it doesn't matter who gets elected. I don't think either one of them knows how to fix this mess. The economy will fix itself on its own, although it may take a while.

    October 10, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Steve A. , New Braunfels , Texas

    If he want to act to resolve the crises he and cheny need to leave office right now.

    October 10, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. art

    How did we ever elect him twice.
    I challenge CNN to name Bush as one of the 10 top Culprits for this crisis we are all in.

    October 10, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Enough CNN!

    Why do bloggers keep calling each other out by name when they disagree? Is your opinion really more valuable than Noah's? Why are Obama supporters so gang like?
    Make your point without making it personal, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Wow, liberals are like minded and inclusive the same as republicans. Don't beat up people, be smart, craft your point and let it go. Gee Whiz Kids.

    October 10, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    Don't panic the man says.....who the started all the fear anyway? Gee, must have been his Sec of Treasury Henry Paulson when he said "give me $700 billion now or the economy will 'tank' !"

    October 10, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  15. Bubba

    He'll watch anxiously as his cronies pump money into offshore accounts. The day he leaves the White House, he'll hop a plane to Dubai so we can't arrest him and live off his ill-gotten gains.
    Don't worry, GW, about 9% of us are solidly behind you to the end.

    October 10, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  16. Julie from MD

    Can we please just put Obama in office on November 5 once he is elected by a large margin?

    The world can't wait until January!

    October 10, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  17. Chuck

    This is the most presidential this man has been in 8 years. Maybe it's because of guilt.

    October 10, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  18. Rick

    GOOD POINT JEAN. I SAID THE SAME THING TO MY WIFE LAST NIGHT. I DO REMEMBER THAT THE ECONOMY TOOK AN UNEXPECTED DIP JUST BEFORE CLINTON GOT IN. ISN'T THIS CONVENIENT FOR THE DEMOCRATS. THEN ALL THE SUDDEN AFTER THE ELECTION ALL WAS FINE. SOME OF US REMEMBER, THE REST HAVE A MEMORY LIKE BIDEN.

    October 10, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  19. FJ from Atlanta

    Yikes! Bush is so clueless!

    October 10, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  20. Lee Shrader

    Good for Joe Biden. Its time someone took Sarah Palin to task. She is showing us the worst of what the political process has to offer–slander by innuendo, and worst yet, coming from someone so wet behind the ears and green with regard to real world issues that all she can do is throw mud. Let's hear what she has to say about the issues. In fact, let's hear what the Republicans have to say about the issues. Telling lies and spreading innuendos may be a traditional part of the political process, but it sure does not demonstrate patriotism or statesmanship.

    October 10, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  21. McHoover Would Destroy What's Left of America

    Why don't you have Paulson ban SHORT SELLING until the market stabilizes? You banned it on financials until yesterday. There isn't an absolute need to allow short selling and you can always remove the ban in 6 -12 months when things are better.

    BTW, thank you Bush for stating the obvious. Now please go back to your couch and watch your Nickelodeon.

    October 10, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. Corwin7

    Jean...financial ruin before a democrat takes office a coincidence? No it's called REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP....IDIOT. Use a lifeline and call a democrat or maybe buy a vowel and try and solve the puzzle...YOUR LEADERS ONLY HELP RICH PEOPLE...DUH!!!

    October 10, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  23. PoliticoPundit

    Did anyone notice CNN doesn't have add comment to this topic

    Thousands of voter registration forms faked, officials say

    Because it will be bad for Obama. LOL How biased media has become.

    and about the Biden Patritism. He opted out of Military because of health issues ( does anyone know? ) and he is talking patritism.

    October 10, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  24. New Day

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

    :O Government doing their jobs???? Why, that just might be crazy enough to work!!!

    October 10, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  25. Don

    Thank you so much Mr. Bush, for taking the entire country, if not the world to the brink of destruction.

    October 10, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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