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Obama speaks about economy while in WI

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By Ashley Gatz

LA CROSSE (WAOW) -- The economy is issue number one on the campaign trail Wednesday.

Speaking to 15,000 people this morning in La Crosse, Senator Barack Obama said the financial crisis is a direct result of greed and irresponsibility that dominated Washington and Wall Street.

"It's the result of speculators who gamed the system, regulators who looked the other way, and lobbyists who bought their way into our government." said Obama.

Obama says the rescue plan isn't perfect. but must be passed "to prevent a crisis from turning into a catastrophe."

He is now back in Washington speaking to senators before they vote on the plan.

Online Reporter: Ashley Gatz

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