"My attitude was, particularly in the face of recession and after a terrorist attack, that the best way to help this economy recover was to let people keep more of their own money. And so, I worked with the Congress to cut taxes on everybody who pays taxes. ... And the plan worked. If you think about where we were, coming out of 2001, and where we are today, you can't help but say the plan worked. Cutting taxes helped stimulate economic growth." -- President George W. Bush, in a speech on Monday.
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