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Obama's Budget Director Urges Patience With Recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget director says
the administration inherited "a big mess" economically and the
public is going to have to be patient as a rescue plan goes
forward.
Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget,
also echoed Obama's statement about Wall Street, saying
policymakers get caught up in day-to-day swings in the stock
market.
Interviewed on CBS's "The Early Show" Wednesday, Orszag said
the administration's goal is "jump-starting job growth and then
tackling long-term problems" like education, infrastructure and
environment.
Orszag said, "It's way too soon to be start judging success or
failure here. We inherited a big mess. We inherited a trillion
dollar gap between how much the economy can produce and how much it
is producing."


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