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In Statement On Economy, Obama Stresses Need For “Bipartisan Spirit” September 19, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Economy, News, Obama, Politics, Repiglicans.

TPM Election Central

Barack Obama just delivered a sober and somber statement on the economic crisis, stressing the need for “bipartisan spirit” and calling for he and McCain to “come together” — implicitly contrasted his own call for unity with McCain’s attacks this morning.

While saying a detailed blueprint is inappropriate at this time, Obama laid out broad principles and called for emergency measures for working families.

In the same bipartisan spirit that is being shown with regard to the crisis on Wall Street, I ask Senator McCain, President Bush, Republicans and Democrats to join me in supporting an emergency economic plan for working families — a plan that would help folks cope with rising gas and food prices, spark job creation through repair of our schools and roads, help states and cities avoid painful budget cuts and tax increases, help homeowners stay in their homes, and provide retooling assistance for America’s auto industry.

John McCain and I can continue to argue about our different economic agendas for next year, but we should come together now to work on what this country urgently needs this year…  Source Article



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