February 5, 2007 | Last Updated 5:33 p.m. (EST) President Bush Meets with the Cabinet
President Bush on Monday said, "Our economy is strong because of good policy and because the entrepreneurial spirit is strong. By keeping taxes down, we actually generate strong revenues to the Treasury. ...Our priority is to protect the American people. And our priority is to make sure our troops have what it takes to do their jobs. We also have got priorities in national parks and education and health care. But we have proven, and I strongly believe Congress needs to listen to a budget which has no tax increase, and a budget, because of fiscal discipline, that can be balanced in five years." In Focus: Budget ManagementState by State Budget Information
President Bush Meets with House Democratic Members in Williamsburg
President Bush on Saturday said, "My message really was that these are big goals that Democrats care about and Republicans care about, and we've got to work hard to find ways to achieve big goals. ... I felt like people understood that I've got pressures on me, like I understand they have pressures on them. And I really hope that the members out there get a sense that I bear no ill will, I bring no animosity about the fact that we may not agree on every position, and that I am appreciative of the contributions they make."
President Bush Attends House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference
President Bush on Saturday said, "And I agree, Madam Speaker, there's a chance to show people that we can get beyond the politics of Washington, D.C.; that we're able to treat each other with civility, and at the same time, accomplish big goals. And so I've come, at your kind invitation, to assure the members that I look forward to working with you in doing the best we possibly can do for the good of all American citizens."
President's Radio Address
In his weekly radio address President Bush said, "...I will work with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to continue reforming the budget process, expose every earmark to the light of day and a vote in Congress, and cut the number and cost of earmarks at least in half." AudioIn Focus: Jobs & Economy
Director Rob Portman of the Office of Management and Budget presents the budget of the U.S. government for the 2008 fiscal year to the press in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Monday, Feb. 5, 2007. White House photo by Paul Morse
The President’s FY2008 Budget reduces the deficit each year and reaches a balanced budget within five years. A strong economy and better spending restraint will help us achieve this goal, while continuing to invest in the Nation’s prosperity and security. Stephen S. McMillin, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget, will discuss Fiscal Year 2008 budget priorities Tuesday at 2 PM ET. Submit a question Success in Iraq remains critical to our national security and to success in the War on Terror. Our goal is a democratic Iraq that upholds the rule of law, respects the rights of its people, provides them security, and is an ally in the war on terror. Economic growth continues with 111,000 new jobs created in January and more than 7.4 million new jobs created since August of 2003. The unemployment rate remains low at 4.6 percent, below the average of each of the past four decades. Read the State of the Economy overview. America's prosperity depends on reliable, affordable and secure sources of energy. President Bush believes the power of technology and the innovative spirit of America will reduce our reliance on foreign sources of energy, which will help ensure a growing and prosperous America in the 21st Century. Sign-up to receive weekly Saturday morning e-mail updates featuring President Bush's events, speeches, photos and White House web site exclusives from the past week. Click to subscribe