"Americans should not fear our economic future, because we intend to shape it."
Or how about this one:
"Our economy is healthy and vigorous, and growing faster than other industrialized nations...Even in the face of higher energy prices and natural disasters, the American people have turned in an economic performance that is the envy of the world."
No fair. You peeked. The good news came from President George W. Bush in his State of the Union speech, Jan 31, 2006.
Unfortunately, the Republican congress went gently into the good night and, by golly, Bush did shape it. With tax cuts. You know the rest of the story.
The Washington Spectator, which carried segments of the speech in its Feb. 15, 2006, edition, had another take on Bush's euphoria, warning:
"Don't believe the hype. Our 'Healthy' Economy is heading for trouble.'"
But really, folks. How could anyone take a liberal publication seriously?