미국의 조지 부시 대통령은 경제성장이 분명히 둔화됐음에도 불구하고 미국인들은 미국 경제의 미래에 대해 자신감을 느낄 수 있다고 말했습니다.

부시 대통령은 주례 라디오 연설에서, 경기 부양책이 경제 회복을 도울 것이라고 말했습니다.

미국 달러화 가치는 최근 다른 주요 통화들에 대해 사상 최저  수준으로 떨어졌고, 원유와 금 가격은 사상 최고 기록을 경신하고 있는 가운데, 투자자들은 인플레이션과 경기침체 가능성에 우려하고 있습니다.

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President Bush says Americans can feel confident about the country's economic future even though growth has clearly slowed.

In his weekly radio address, Mr. Bush said an economic stimulus package will help turn the economy around.

The dollar recently hit a new low against other major currencies, the price of oil and gold hit new highs and investors continued to worry about inflation and a possible recession.

Mr. Bush blamed the country's economic problems on a downturn in the housing market.

He said that government must use caution in intervening or it could further hurt the economy and homeowners.

The president said he opposes a plan that would give bankruptcy courts the authority to reduce mortgage debts and a proposal that would artificially prop up home prices.

Mr. Bush said his administration is focusing on helping a targeted group of homeowners who could avoid foreclosure with help refinancing or restructuring their loans.