Obama, in a return to Ill. college, to begin new series of speeches focused on the economy

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 21, 2013 - 10:03 PM

WASHINGTON — Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as a freshman U.S. senator, long before the Great Recession would test his presidency.

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petepelosiJul. 21, 13 8:44 PM

I assume he will explaining how to damage the economy. He sure cant talk about positive results, because his results have been God awful.

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drfranktJul. 21, 13 9:31 PM

Obama's focus on the economy: Raise taxes on the "rich" (which means everyone), throw taxpayer supplied money to "green" businesses that have supported him, cater to the unions, blame GW Bush, the Republicans, the Arab spring/summer/fall, the Japanese tsunami, Europe, the TEA Party, a couple of "rogue" Cincinnati IRS agents, and the "Stand your ground" laws.

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mnbvcxzasdJul. 21, 13 9:47 PM

Obama has faulty logic when he tells America that flooding the US labor market is door Roth economy and for working Amercans.

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kilofoxJul. 21, 1310:40 PM

Let me see. We need to tax the rich and spend more. That should about sum it up.

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Truckman182Jul. 21, 1311:51 PM

Promises promises haven't amounted to a hill of beans. Big corporations have prospered in spite of Obama not because of him.....

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subotai1Jul. 22, 1312:51 AM

Well, compared to what Bush and the GOP did to the economy, he has every right to crow about success and to serve the crow to the GOP.

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yellowdogJul. 22, 13 5:45 AM

How many times is he going to "pivot to the economy?" How many more speeches? And to what effect? Wow.

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russ999Jul. 22, 13 5:59 AM

40 Straight Months Of Private Sector Job Growth.

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sbuzz16Jul. 22, 13 7:18 AM

Read John Boenher's plan (the same old plan that's given congress the worst approval rating ever.) This congress has not worked with the Presidents format yet. They only want to deprive prosperity, not help it.

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twinsajsfJul. 22, 13 7:24 AM

Despite GOP focus on debt-reduction vs. growth, the economy slowly and stubbornly continues to grow under Obama. Given the mess he inherited and the unprecedented use (see abuse) of the filibuster in the Senate to prevent progress, he should be very proud indeed. Keep fighting, Mr. President!

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