President Bush signed legislation on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008, to send $300 to $1,200 rebate checks to millions of Americans as a "booster shot" for the economy.
President George Bush signed the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 on Wednesday, February 13th , “coming together in a single mission to put the people’s interests first.”
He thanked members of Congress for their hard work and leadership, and also recognized Cabinet Secretary Paulson in particular for his negotiations on the bill, joking “You’re earning your pay”, receiving a chuckle from the audience.
President Bush said “There are other ways we can work together during this rough patch” (Left image) pursing his lips in frustration. He addressed the mortgage foreclosure epidemic, and announced the creation of “Project Lifeline” a targeted outreach program to help at-risk homeowners (Right image) through the coordinated efforts of Secretaries Paulson and Jackson and the Hope Net Alliance.
Bush went on to say the “our economic success is not the result of the wisdom of politicians in Washington, D.C., but of the collective wisdom of the American people.” “So long as we put forth pro-growth policies that put faith in the American people, our economy will prosper and will continue to be the marvel of the world. “
Bush generates a “true smile” as he signs the bill into action.