Bush visits Green Bay, Kaukana

Wes Mixa

This past Labor Day, President Bush arrived in Green Bay for a visit with the Northern Wisconsin Regional Council of Carpenters in Kaukana. President Bush appeared at the center with Douglas McCarron, the general president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Bush was accompanied by First Lady Laura Bush and Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.
Bush gave a thirty minute speech in which he declared that the Federal Government had a lot of money to give back to the people, despite fears that his administration was considering dipping into the social security funds to cover government expenses.
“We have plenty of money to spend in Washington D.C.,” said Bush, adding, “Make no mistake about it, the tax rebate was the right thing to do at the right time. People have more money to spend. More to invest.”
Bush also stated his concern for children whose parents were unemployed and advised people to think of their own families.
Following his speech, Bush was aided by carpenters and apprentices for fifteen minutes in laying tile, filling a hole in drywall, installing a window, and operating a drill press.