George Bush, the man who told the American people in 2003 the war in Iraq was over has now informed the world the United States is not headed for a recession and things are looking up and the sky is blue and there will be milk and honey in everyone’s pail of plenty. The president told repoters today he has “acted robustly,” and the country will soon “see the effects of this pro-growth package.” He expressed dismay that pundits were not giving his stimulus pckage enough time to work and putting down the almost certain benefits that will result. Bush sees a robust economy that is growing and will continue to grow. As far as he is concerned there is no recession.
Pesident Bush’s economic views apparently are not shared by many economists, but, then again, what do they know about the economy. He was surprised at a question of potential $4 a gallon gas by the summer and obviously didn’t even know the current price of gasoline. It is perhaps unfair to ask an American president to know the current price of a gallon of gasoline since he is busy making certain the economy is roaring along.