Davis: "Tough Times, But Hope Alive"

Cong. Artur Davis talked about the economy in his last town hall meeting of the year. It was held at the Choctaw County Courthouse in Butler Monday night.

Davis covered a range of issues. He said President-elect Obama faces numerous problems when he takes office in January.

Davis said he believes a recession is almost a certainty. He said this may be the worst holiday shopping season in memory, and unemployment is rising. But he also said there's always hope.

"We've had enormous economic challenges before. And we've overcome them because of the strength of the American people and because of the resilience of the American economy," said Davis. "We still have the strongest economy in the world despite the recession and the downturn we're facing now."

Davis said the country also needs another economic stimulus package, geared toward unemployment benefits.

The democrat conducts town hall meetings in all of his district's 12 counties each year.

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