A half dozen financial journalists met with President Bush this morning in the Oval Office, including yours truly. The president was upbeat on the economy and today's job numbers and emphasized low tax rates as the key to stimulating job creating investment. He said "we must not resort to isolationism and protectionist policies. We must keep taxes low and enable the economy to grow."OK, I admit: I added everything after the bit in bold. It just seemed to all flow together, you know?
Bush was peeved at Congress for not completing the tax reconciliation bill to extend the tax cuts on cap gains and dividends. He also wants a comprehensive immigration bill that does not include a 700-mile wall. He told us "immigration helps restore our souls." Then, he wanted our opinion on his new plan to require all the Americans to change their underwear every hour. "I want the Americans to wear their underwear on the outside too. That's so we can check," he told me as I sat in Dick Cheney's chair. Dick Cheney's chair!
Immigration · Fri, 04/07/2006 - 19:53 · Importance: 1