It is less than 24 hours away from the President's State of the Union address. While the war in Iraq will continue to play big in the address it's the economy that will take center stage Monday night. Analysts on Capitol Hill say President Bush will push to have his $150-billion dollar economic stimulus package passed as soon as possible. There's also speculation the president will announce more economic incentives to help the housing credit woes.
Among those from Rochester who will hear the President's address first hand is Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. News 8 Now caught up with Slaughter Sunday just a few hours before she headed to Washington D.C. Slaughter says she's is skeptical of the President's economic stimulus package.
Slaughter says while something must be done to help the economy, giving away money to consumers may not be the best way to get the economy moving. "I’m not ever really sure that just standing up with Uncle Sam in his suit and handing out dollars is really well... I think it shows a lack of planning, many economists say we did the same thing in 2001 and it did no good."
The State of the Union Address will air at on WROC-TV.