John W. Snow

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Inflation is still pretty well in check. We do have energy prices that are unwelcome, too high. I hope Congress can take some action on that.

John W. Snow

I mean America really believes in open markets, free capital flows and we will continue to make our voice heard.

John W. Snow

We can get more energy out of the north slope of Alaska; we have available the ability to make ourselves less dependent on those uncertain sources of supply from the Middle East. And it's important we do that.

John W. Snow

We have the deepest and most liquid capital markets in the world.

John W. Snow

We have to keep our eye on inflation, but so far inflation remains reasonably in check on the global stage.

John W. Snow

Well, I think the global economy is in the position for continuing good growth with inflation well in check.

John W. Snow

And one of our points of continuing conversation with our trading partners is the urgency of their taking steps to remove barriers to their improved growth performance.

John W. Snow

Everybody you talk to about insurance says the insurance market has become a lot more vibrant as a result of lifting, allowing the foreign direct investment.

John W. Snow

And I think the American people look to the leaders to lead. They look to the leaders to take on the big problems. And the president deserves a lot of credit for doing that.

John W. Snow

I think we'll build a consensus for action on Social Security reform which will reduce that long-term unfunded obligation and put the system on a sustainable basis.

John W. Snow

Well, such as opening up some sectors of banking, branch banking for instance. It isn't a legislative matter, it's a matter for administrative action.

John W. Snow

We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy.

John W. Snow

Telecom is a dramatic success in India and our view is, respecting the political process, and respecting the fact that these are sovereign decisions, is that, approaching India as a friend.

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We have a serious structural deficit problem. And it needs to be addressed. The president is trying to address it through reforms of Social Security, but the problem is there with other entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

John W. Snow

And we have abundant natural energy resources in the country. We haven't been taking adequate advantage of them, and we can burn coal in a clean way; we could improve the grid.

John W. Snow

Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now.

John W. Snow

Our GDP growth rates are creating - our high GDP growth rates, the success of our economy means we're creating lots of disposable income.

John W. Snow

And our big theme has been, you have made so much progress, we urge you on with the openings and market openings that have occurred. They clearly work and continuing on that path will produce further growth and further opportunities for the Indian people.

John W. Snow

Well, I make a practice of not commenting on the role of the relative exchange value of our currency.

John W. Snow

Well, the U.S. is running a current account deficit; we are creating lots of investment opportunities in the United States that exceed our own domestic savings rates, so the issue here is to encourage higher savings rates in the United States.

John W. Snow

Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we're committed to engaging the global economy.

John W. Snow

The global economy is in pretty good shape.

John W. Snow