Mar 12 05:49 PM US/Eastern
By JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press Writer
Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is "not as bad as we think" and his plans will speed recovery.
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"The industrial situation of the United States is absolutely sound, and our credit situation is in no way critical...The interest given by all the public to brokers' loans is always exaggerated...The markets generally are now in a healthy condition. The last six weeks have doen an immense amount of good by shaking down prices...I know of nothing wrong with the stock market or with the underlying business and credit structure."
--- Charles Mitchell, Chairman of National City Bank of New York, two days before the stock market crash on October 22, 1929. (Chapter 1, God's Plan to Protect His People from the Coming Depression)
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