January 5th, 2009
09:05 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama plans big economy speech Thursday

(CNN) - A senior democratic official confirms the president elect is planning a major speech on the economy Thursday.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (134 Responses)
  1. Proud American

    Thank You Mr. Obama, you would never know that we still have Idiot republican sitting president still in office.

    January 5, 2009 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  2. Proud American

    DC-4-MO Great story your family and millions more like them is the reason why Mr. Obama ran for president. Your son is a very bright kid.

    January 5, 2009 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  3. Independant Vet


    January 5, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. Nobody Asked Larry But...

    President-elect Barack Obama: keep it straight, keep it simple, keep it honest, and demand that all parties to the economic recovery plan(s), including you, our future President, be accountable for any/all action taken. After the last eight years of the most dishonest and corrupt administration in our nation's history, we, the American people, and the world, deserve better. God luck, and God speed.

    January 5, 2009 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  5. Barack Obama

    The fundamentals of the economy are strong.

    January 5, 2009 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  6. proudliberal-independent

    did bill and hillary say he could? you all know the clintons pushed richardson out, dont you?

    January 5, 2009 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  7. diana

    Lets see whats done about Franken dont believe it was done according to Americas system it was crooked....................then lets see whats done about Blago appointment to the Senate since he was told not to appointment anyone he seems to think hes above the law......I am so sick of hearing about how crooked the Democrats are they have to change or its going to be a very short four years...so far all we have is Clintons staff in the White House ...... He wasn't a very good President and now its a repeat not a change...............funny how promises are made and not kept...............NO CHANGE

    January 5, 2009 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  8. 16 Days To Go

    Good...a president who will talk directly to the people. Transparency as he promised.

    Funny how the media is now saying how PE Obama is appealing to Republicans by outlining tax breaks for mainly small business when PE Obama stated that constantly throughout his presidential campaign.

    January 5, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  9. Goodson

    President Bush have released more statements supporting Israel against the Palestinians in the past 10 days than he had regarding our sinking economy in the past 10 months.
    Someone else has to take on the economy ---PRESIDENT OBAMA

    January 5, 2009 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  10. Sally

    But ... but ... "we only have on President at a time".

    January 5, 2009 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  11. tim

    My fellow Americans I have never had a real job, never made a payroll
    never started a company or ran one but today I will tell you how it all works.

    January 5, 2009 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  12. Virginia

    Not even inaugurated yet and feels comfy speaking to the nation–sounds like he isn't sure he still has fans out there, as he did on his big speech night before the election. Save the speeches for when you are the prez and what you have to say might matter.

    January 5, 2009 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  13. Sherrol in Canada

    Hold on to your seats everyone, it's going to be an inspired one!!

    I'd imagine PE Obama might be advising of his economic recovery plan, along with trying to dispel the fear most people are experiencing towards Wall St and Main St. He'll also try to leave folks with a sense of hope and belief that his plan can/will work. The media refers to this as 'confidence'.

    A very, very tall order and one which, if successful, will pave the road to recovery. What the American people (including businesses) need to realize however, is that Obama and his administration can provide the means, but they are the ones that must follow through with borrowing/lending, hiring/spending etc, to make it work.

    January 5, 2009 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  14. Former Obama Voter

    I don't want to get stuck with Biden if Obama is impeached or forced to resign... can we have a do over?

    January 5, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  15. David, Silver Spring, MD

    I hope reports are wrong that the Obama stimulus plan will be 40% tax cuts. Tax cuts did nothing to help the economy during the Bush years, and Republicans will fight tooth and nail to make any temporary tax cut permanent, portraying Democrats who want to let a temporary cut expire as favoring higher taxes.

    It is a fallacy perpetrated by Republicans that lower taxes mean better economy. All it's really meant is smaller investments in the public good–schools, roads, environmental protection, etc.

    If the Obama folks need "shovel ready" projects to spend money on, I'm happy to let them fund the rest of my home renovation.

    January 5, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  16. kevin-pa

    This is funny.. Hello PE Obama, the elections are over!! giving speeches does not matter any more. what matters is getting things done. speeches got you elected but speeches wont end iraq war, speeches wont get the economy back on track, speeches wont stop terror outfits trying to kill us.

    January 5, 2009 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  17. Sweetie

    We are in financial Hell and I don't believe for one nano second that we can spend a Trillion Dollars on Pork Projects and be out of this Hell.

    We need some brilliant conservatives to offer up a better way!

    I pray daily for Devine Intervention from what is currently planed…

    It will completely shut us down, without hope for recovery for Generations!

    January 5, 2009 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  18. Concerned Democrat.

    We don't need a speech or lecture on the economy.... WE NEED ACTION!

    We are in the middle of the financial crisis and the Obama team is going to be spending outrageously more than any other previous President on the Inauguration parties.

    That is sending Americans the wrong message and as a Democrat I am extremely disappointed that Obama would not be more sensitive and cautious about the lavish spending.

    People across America are losing their homes and job on a daily basis. We are struggling to keep food on the table and his LAVISH PARTYS is telling us that he doesn't care!

    That is not the change I expected from President Elect Obama.

    January 5, 2009 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  19. Galen

    I'm fired up! Lets here how, he plans to fix this countries, worst economic troubles, in the last 20 years.

    Personally, I say, he should explain how we will end the war in Iraq, that costs 10 million dollars or something like that a week, cut other government programs, that don't work.

    I'm excited!

    January 5, 2009 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  20. Truely... truely

    Thank you kindly President elect Obama for the open communication that you continue to provide us with so often. I love your integrity thus far. Hope Malia and Sasha had a wonderful day at their new school! I'm sure they will adjust just fine. Hope and pray that the things go well for you and your entire family. Love you all.

    January 5, 2009 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  21. Gail

    We need some brilliant conservatives to offer up a better way!

    Yea we've seen what the 'brilliant conservatives' do for our Nation – basically NOTHING for us – everything for themselves.

    Welcome President Obama! I have complete faith in you and your policies.

    January 5, 2009 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  22. BB

    Sweetie – it's nice that you copy and paste the same comments on every post. It saves us the time of reading your pure trivia.

    January 5, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  23. Gail

    Former Obama Voter January 5th, 2009 9:46 am ET

    I don't want to get stuck with Biden if Obama is impeached or forced to resign… can we have a do over?


    Good Grief people = at least let him take office and then see what he'll do. I feel so sorry for you. Hey, we all had to live under the horrible Bush Admin these last 8 years – let's give Obama a chance before we condem him.

    January 5, 2009 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  24. Pat

    ANybody study how the Roman Empire fell? Debt got too big. What is our GDP and how much is the Federal Debt? LEt me see upwards to 1 trillion dollars in handouts. The dollar becomes worthless on world markets. Oil shoots back up in price etc.
    Oh did anybody notice states are cutting "shovel projects" from their budgets as they have hit hard times with their tax and spend policies. Guess what all Obama is doing is saving jobs not creating new ones.

    January 5, 2009 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  25. obama-mama

    Former Obama Voter "ye of little faith".....Your life must be really dismal

    January 5, 2009 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
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