President Bush's Radio Address

President tells radio listeners he'll push economic agenda

Looking ahead to his second-term, President Bush is pledging to confront the nation's economic challenges -- and work with members of both political parties to get the job done.

Today's radio address continues the president's efforts to build momentum for his economic proposals, some of which are highly controversial. Bush made his pitch for overhauling Social Security, simplifying the tax code and curbing the growth of government spending. He also wants to limit alleged lawsuit abuse and make previously passed tax cuts permanent. But Democrats would rather see those earlier tax cuts rolled back.

They also say Bush's Social Security plans appear too expensive. Today, the president said these issues need to be addressed now -- not ignored, or left for "another day."