*(* FILE ** In this Nov. 26, 2008 file photo, President-elect Barack Obama listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
President-elect Barack Obama says Americans are facing tough times this holiday season.
Mr. Obama addressing the nation on his website, says economic policies alone won't pull America out of the current economic crisis.
Mr. Obama says, “Earlier this week, I announced my economic team. This talented and dedicated group is already hard at work crafting an economic recovery plan that will create or save 2.5 million new jobs for growth and stability.”
Mr. Obama is already working on ways to create immediate economic relief.
He wants Congress to have a stimulus package ready for him when he is inaugurated on January twentieth.