The US presidential candidates have given their first reaction to Congress approval of the multi-billion euro bail-out for the country’s economy.
On the campaign trail in Pennsylvania, Barrack Obama said the package was welcome but not a complete fix.
‘‘If we can stop the bleeding with this package, implement it effectively and then move forward to deal with the broader problems on Main street then hopefully we can start getting our economy back on track,’‘ said Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama.
Speaking to reporters in Arizona John McCain also said the rescue plan was not perfect.
‘‘The action Congress took today is a tourniquet, it is not a permanent solution, our economy is still hurting, hurting badly, further action is needed and it shouldn’t take a crisis to get this country to act and this Congress to act in a bipartisan fashion,’‘ said Republican presidential candidate, John McCain.