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March 24th, 2009
09:00 AM ET

Gibbs: Plan to move forward

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs previews President Obama's prime time news conference.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs previews President Obama's prime time news conference.

With some lawmakers calling for him to go, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be back on Capitol Hill this morning asking for even more power to deal with the financial crisis.

Is this something you should be worried about?

It's certain to come up during the President's prime time news conference tonight.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs joined us live from the White House Briefing Room to discuss the plan.

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Filed under: Economy • Politics
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Elias Ghali

    It is very disappointing to look at the news and see people at the level of running our country complaining about someone's (the presidents) solution to a problem. The first thing I tell people in my organization is "it's not wrong to complain as long as you have a reasonable solution ready to follow your complaints, because EVERYONE is aware of the problem and unless you have a better solution ready to go, then your just being a complainer" agree or not this is our president and for us to know if his plans succeed (hopefully) or fail we all have to be on board, if not then we will always have that doubt that his plans did not succeed because he didn't have our support.

    March 25, 2009 at 9:19 am |
  2. james

    Where were all these stop spending, bill holding, bill throwing republicans when Bush was running a muck of things, they stayed quiet because they wanted to show party unity even though they knew things weren’t going right, all yes men, now all no men. After Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, Geithner gets nine lives, he just spent one.

    March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am |
  3. Brenda

    I emailed this suggestion to both running mates – Hillary and Obama back "in the day." I have also emailed President Obama since. My question/comment is: Why not freeze ALL interest rates to 5%. ALL, all credit cards, all home loans, school loans, ALL loans. The banks are already borrowing at – what now – a half a percent? They will still continue to make revenue but almost EVERY American citizen would be helped. This would surely help almost all Americans pay down some of their debt, money would be put in the economy because there would be more money to spend, and the banks/creditors still make a profit. If you want to help Mr. Average American, this will affect us all. Can you tell me what would be the down side of this – other than creditors not making hand over fist? Thank you.

    March 25, 2009 at 7:12 am |
  4. Fred Robinson

    Kiran:

    The President must stick by his secretary. Tim's plan is very good, and he is doing an outstanding job. The President is focused, and eventually the problems will dissolve.

    The guy is a cool dude. Rock on.

    Regards,
    Fred

    March 24, 2009 at 10:45 am |