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Bush Skeptical Of Dem Stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s tentative endorsement of a stimulus package raised Democrats’ hopes yesterday but Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino threw some cold water on that notion today.

Perino says President Bush is “open to good ideas” on a second economic stimulus package – but so far he hasn’t heard any.

“We will listen to people if they put anything forward that we think would actually stimulate the economy,” Perino told reporters. “So far, we have not seen that. We’ve seen a lot of campaign talking points.”

Perino said she was “not aware” of any discussions with congressional Democrats about the package and praised House Minority Leader John Boehner’s take on a possible plan. That includes cutting taxes, a non-starter with Democrats. 

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