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부시 ‘미국경제 회복 낙관’ (E)


미국의 조지 부시 대통령은 미국 경제가 어려운 시기를 맞고 있지만, 다시 회복될 것이라고 낙관했습니다.

부시 대통령은 14일 뉴욕 경제클럽에서 행한 연설에서 미국 경제가 주택시장과 금융시장에서 어려운 시기를 겪고 있다고 지적하고, 하지만, 미국 경제는 원상회복이 가능한 복원력을 지닌 경제이고, 기초가 탄탄하기 때문에 장기적으로 성장하리라고 확신한다고 밝혔습니다.

부시 대통령은 또한 그동안 미국 연방준비제도이사회가 경기를 살리기 위해 취한 일괄경기부양대책과 정부의 소비자들에 대한 세금 환급 등 여러 조치들을 지적했습니다.

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President Bush has acknowledged that the United States is going through a difficult economic period, but he also has expressed optimism that the economy will rebound.

Mr. Bush made the remarks to the Economic Club of New York today (Friday). His speech comes during a week when the dollar hit a new low and the price of oil and gold hit new highs.

The president acknowledged that economic growth has slowed, housing values have dropped, and gas and food prices have risen. But he said he believes the United States has taken important measures that will help turn the economy around.

He touted an economic stimulus package, interest rate cuts and aid to struggling financial institutions.

A key Democratic lawmaker later criticized the president, saying his speech today proved he is out of touch with the views of Americans and economic experts. New York Senator Charles Schumer -- a member of the Senate finance committee -- also said Mr. Bush has been too slow to respond to the country's economic woes, making a recovery even more difficult.

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