Today, inNew Albany, Indiana.
What Indiana Got
I appreciate the fact you got great people — and great basketball.
What The Economy And The Markets Have Got
At the same time, this economy has got some strains, and you know it as well as I do: High oil prices, the housing market is challenged, the financial markets have got uncertainty.
There Is Some Challenges
Sure, there’s some challenges facing us, but the underpinnings of our economy are strong, and we’re a resilient economy.
What You Got To Understand
As we debate the decisions, you got to understand there are two very different philosophies being played out.
Safe Your Money
That’s the core of my philosophy, that I’d rather you have more of your own money to spend, safe and invest as you see fit.
What You Got To Understand, Again
But you got to understand that when the bill for all that spending comes due, Congress is going to turn to the working people, to the small business owners and the entrepreneurs.
I think it’s important for members of Congress to hear the words of Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, when he wrote them why the funds, the supplemental funds to support the war effort — see, these are funds separate from the defense bill; these are funds specifically to support our troops in harm’s way, and other measures. And here’s what he wrote: He said delaying could have this kind of quote — in other words, what Congress is trying to do — some in Congress are trying to delay spending this money.
Being Making Advice Not Be Given Advice
If you’ve got somebody in harm’s way, you want the President being — making advice, not — be given advice by the military, and not making decisions based upon the latest Gallup poll or focus group.
The Needs Of Money
And so they’re delaying the money that needs — our troops need to have.
The Money Must Be Funded
In other words, there’s a consequence for not funding this money.
Now, look, I understand some of them in Congress didn’t agree with my decision — and that’s fine. I can understand that. That’s what that democracy is all about.
What He Got To Tell You
By the way, look at these folks in uniform — I just got to — I just got to tell you, I’m incredibly proud to be the Commander-in-Chief of such amazing citizens who volunteer to serve our country in the face of danger.
Unfortunately, the number two leader in the Senate, Democrat leader said this: “I don’t think it’s physically possible for us to do all the bills individually.”