May 13th, 2010
08:57 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama takes his 'Main Street' tour to New York

President Obama tavels to Buffalo on Thursday.
President Obama tavels to Buffalo on Thursday.

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama travels to Buffalo, New York, on Thursday as part of his continuing "White House to Main Street" tour.

Among his stops is a metal fabrication plant where he will hold a town hall-style event to talk about the economy.

Buffalo suffers from one of the country's highest poverty rates, with nearly 30 percent of its population living at or below the poverty line.

The city has struggled in recent decades with the loss of industrial employers like steel and auto-related manufacturers, but has weathered the most recent recession a little better than the national average.

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  1. JP

    The article said, "The city has struggled in recent decades with the loss of industrial employers like steel and auto-related manufacturers," the main reason industrial jobs are destroyed is because greedy unions impose uncompetitive contracts on employers and U.S. jobs are destroyed and sent overseas. No president has been a bigger supporter of unions than comrade Obama.

    May 13, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    The message will be "Don't worry, I know those people who actually work and pay taxes have plenty more to give me to support the non working, non taxpaying citizens of New York and the unions who are driving the state bankrupt. I lied about health care and soaked them for more, I can lie again and get more for people who will vote for me."

    May 13, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  3. Mike

    Maybe one of these days this clown will realize that people are getting extremely tired of seeing him everywhere except working in his office.

    May 13, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  4. JM

    Oh please. Maybe this windbag can power the windmills on the shores of Lake Erie as he pretends to care about the residents of Buffalo.

    May 13, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  5. doug

    That homeless man who faught off a man who was attacking a women, who was stabbed and layed on the street for over an hour as people walked by, some looking at him but never opting to help him out, is by far the best example of what it means to be a Democrat.

    This would never happen in a red area, so ask yourself, what type of person are you? If there is good in you then thanks for your Republican vote this November.

    May 13, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. Seth

    O Blah...blah...blah...blah...blah blAh...MA.

    enlighten us O great one. We are hanging on your every word.

    We are hanging our heads in dismay... that you are still insulting

    the intelligence of every man, woman, child, cat and dog on the planet.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzz Wake me when it's over

    May 13, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  7. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    I hope our President gets a chance to get out of the City and see for himself the utter poverty that rural NYS is in. Upstate NY has been compared to Appalachia for because of the neglect caused by our tax base being sent downstate to support NYC.

    May 13, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  8. stevegee

    Save your breath, and the jet fuel Obama. Main Street is not buying your propaganda anymore - your Socialist agenda has been revealed and we reject it!

    And besides, after the November 2010 landslide conservative victories, you'll be just a lame duck leftist.

    May 13, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  9. File under "Sarcasm"

    It's a good thing there's no urgent issues in the US or abroad right now so that President Obama can fly off to Buffalo to hold an infomercial on what a great job he's doing as our leader and bash big business, big banking, big oil, big pharma, big insurance, capitalism, racism in Arizona, former President Bush, the negative Republicans and the stupid police in Cambridge.

    I'm sure I forgot a couple of his roots of all evil in America so just add to my short list anybody else that ever disagreed with him.

    May 13, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  10. Capt. Snarky

    Notice how he does all his "mainstreet" talks in Democratic areas?

    Let's see him give a talk in small town North Dakota, then see what the opinions are of his policies.......

    May 13, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  11. Ed

    Why is it called a townhall meeting when it is stuffed with pro obama people. If a non pro obama question sneaks in the person is booed mercilously and there is no follow up question allowed to call him on a lie or a spin or just dodging the question. These events are just carefully controlled PR sesions for obama.

    May 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  12. precious

    A President who just talks, talks, talks....it was okay for two years, now it is just too much. We don't need any more town hall talkings on main street, we need people working on main streets.

    May 13, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Sensible Cape Coral FL

    President is critizised for not being in touch with the people but when he makes an effort to reach out to them he is critizised for spending tax paper money. OMG, Please make up your minds, such as they are.

    May 13, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |