Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dodd Reacts To Bush's Address

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Bush's economic address last night:
"It is regrettable that 40 days before an election, it has taken the worst economic crisis in our nation since the Great Depression to finally get the attention of the President. Until this point, the cries for help from millions of Americans being forced from their homes and struggling to make ends meet fell on the President's deaf ears. Now, we face challenges that were entirely preventable and avoidable.

"The Administration has put forth a proposal to address the crisis they helped to create. It would be a grave mistake to sign away billions in taxpayer dollars with no questions asked. For that reason, the Congress is working around the clock to develop a solution that includes more oversight, stronger protections for taxpayers, and measures that will address the root cause of this crisis – the collapse of the housing market. We are making progress, and are committed to sending the President a proposal in an expeditious – but judicious – manner."
Dodd met with the Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee this morning.

As the Connecticut Senator implied, Bush has for years been deaf and blind to the suffering of Americans struggling in the economy the Republicans built and he could not possibly care less about the 46 million among us with no health insurance -- but this gets his attention?