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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 13, 2007

President Bush Visits with Business and Community Leaders
Sam's Tavern
New Albany, Indiana

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12:20 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Listen, I want to thank you all for joining me. Somebody told me Sam serves good food, and they're right. And it's good to be here in southern Indiana.

I was sitting with business leaders, civic leaders, community activists. I was listening to the concerns of the folks down here. I appreciate the spirit of entrepreneurship that exists. I'm glad people are working. I understand we got to deal with some of the issues, like high gasoline prices.

President George W. Bush meets with business and community leaders for lunch at Sam's Tavern Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, in New Albany, Indiana. White House photo by Chris Greenberg And it's been a real honor for me to visit with you. It's also good to be with an old family friend, Fuzzy Zoeller, who's been a friend of my family's for a long time. And I forgot that Fuzzy was from these parts and was so thrilled to see him when I walked in here.

Thank you all for your time. Appreciate your consideration and I love visiting with you. Thank you.

END 12:21 P.M. EST

President George W. Bush speaks to members of One Southern Indiana, the combined Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce for Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana, in New Albany, Indiana, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007. The organization represents over 1,100 small businesses in Southern Indiana, and the President made his remarks on the budget to an estimated 500 business and community leaders. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the Budget Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, during an appearance at the Grand in New Albany, Indiana. The President told his audience, "We don't need to raise the taxes on the working people; we don't need to raise the taxes on our farmers and ranchers; we don't need to raise taxes on the small business owners. What we need to do is set clear priorities with the people's money -- which is defend this homeland, support our troops, and make sure we reduce the deficit, and keep this economy growing strong." White House photo by Chris Greenberg