State of the Union

State of the Union - Brian Tetreault Professor Rissel...

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Brian Tetreault Professor Rissel ECO-1002-003 MWF 8:30-9:20 02/08/2008 State of the Union Address and 2008 Budget Proposal In this year’s annual State of the Union Address, President Bush surprised many by seeming to spend very little of his speech talking about the war in Iraq. And while this very well may be an attempt at diverting attention away from the war, it is even more likely that he has done so because that is not our greatest national concern. While he was short on talking about the war, President Bush was anything but when it came to discussing the economy. In his address, the President informed the nation that he would be fighting to have Congress pass a $150 million dollar stimulus package designed to alleviate the decline in the housing market, as well as spur the job market which has been experiencing a slump in growth. President Bush rationed the stimulus package by saying, “we must trust people with their own money and empower them to grow our economy.” The stimulus package was designed to encourage personal spending and investing. In
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 1002 taught by Professor Rissell during the Spring '08 term at Villanova.

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