Saying the United States faced a potentially irreversible economic crisis, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to quickly pass a huge stimulus package as moderate senators scrambled to come up with a less expensive compromise plan.
"Each day we wait to begin the work of turning our economy around, more people lose their jobs, their savings and their homes," Obama said in an op-ed column in Thursday's Washington Post.
"And, if nothing is done, this recession might linger for years .... our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse."
President Hussein will put on the hard press again tonight, practicing the same politics of fear that he accused the Bush administration of doing on hundreds of occasions. A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.