June 1st, 2010
08:25 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama to talk economy in Pittsburgh

President Obama will talk jobs and the economy in Pittsburgh, Pennslvania on Wednesday.
President Obama will talk jobs and the economy in Pittsburgh, Pennslvania on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama will be talking jobs and the economy when he travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

A White House official tells CNN the president will deliver remarks on "the state of the economy, the future we need to seize, and the path we choose to get there."

The official said Obama will also touch on progress made in "building the New Foundation," a theme he addressed at Georgetown University last year.

"I want every American to know that each action we take and each policy we pursue is driven by a larger vision of America's future," the president said in his Georgetown speech. In that same speech, Obama touted the recovery Act, the bank capitalization program, and the housing plan as "necessary pieces of the recovery puzzle."

Obama is also expected to balance his upbeat tone with some reality on Wednesday, discussing "the work we have left to do," the official said.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Hammerer

    Talk? That is all obama can do. There is a problem with unemployment and all he has offered is talk and empty promises. There is a problem with housing and all he has offered is more rhetoric. There is a problem with the economy, more rhetoric. National security, same. Oil spill, more talk no results.
    He passed obamacare, now the real facts are starting to be revealed and the real cost is astronomical, with rationing, doctor shortages, just about everything promised will not happen as presented.
    But obama can go on tour and talk.

    June 1, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  2. Obama the liar

    it will be just another day, another lie from the thin skinned socialist liar- in-chief.

    June 1, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  3. joynnbob

    Obama is a Marxist thug. The only reason many of us listen to what he says is so that we have some slight concept (ever so slight) of what he is up to so as to protect us and our families against his assault on us.

    June 1, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  4. Get A Grip

    Yet another vacation....well at least there's one thing this guy does well.

    June 1, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  5. Bob in PA

    Stay in DC and save our country a little cash.

    Although, if you do come, I do strongly suggest you visit our lovely "Tunnel to Nowhere" on the North Shore. I would have thought that a perfect fit for your stimulus package. Maybe you should have a chat with those workers that are still out of a job.

    June 1, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. Karl in Charleston,SC

    The "state of the economy" What economy???

    June 1, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. Jerry

    Why bother , the record speaks for its self.

    June 1, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  8. phoenix86

    Obama will deliver remarks on "the state of the economy" (excluding rising unemployment and record deficits); "the future we need to sieze" (by that he means which industry needs to be nationalized) and "the path we choose to get there" (he means demonizing an industry and circumventing the consitition).

    Obama's adminsitration is the federal equivalent of a street gang.

    June 1, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  9. rich

    Blah – Blah – Blah ! How long will this man continue to spout the same tired old platitudes?? Stay in your office and concentrate on some real puzzle solving activities.

    June 1, 2010 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  10. Ray E. (Georgia)

    After 100 years of Liberal Democrat Politics why is nothing any better? It shoud have all been fixed by now. I have to ask, Wha Hoppen? Did too many people vote against themselves???

    June 1, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  11. JES

    Again you are all talk with no action except how to spend our tax dollars faster than we can make it.

    Balance the budget and we might listen to what you are saying but there is no way you will do that.

    All of out here balance our check books why doesn't our government have to do the sme.

    June 1, 2010 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  12. Bull

    This would be funny if we all weren't sucking wind. And OBAMA was supposed to be COMPETENT. He is a joke.

    June 1, 2010 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    mr obama if you do not put people to work all the talks you give will not help people live better

    June 1, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  14. Marcus

    By the way...
    Henry Miller, Libertarian, where are you?
    There's a birther using your pen name, man.
    As much as I am used to disagree with your point of views about pretty much everything, they last more than just a single line that can be easily debunked by quoting an Article or Ammendment of the Constitution and a couple of (still valid) SCOTUS' rulings about said Article or Ammendment.
    So, please, whoever is and will sign 'Henry Miller, Libertarian' read the Constitution (again) and this time try to UNDERSTAND what's written not adapt it to your beliefs.

    June 1, 2010 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  15. Remember the Alamo

    Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!!!! It is a laugh this man. Look at the debt then try and explain what he knows about economy. In fact try and explain what he knows about anything. I read one comment where, "Mr. President you're doing a wonderful job", AHEM, WHAT? Can you explain please? Name one thing he has done. Don't mention health plan. but I will mention a few. WOULD NOT BOW TO THE QUEEN, WOULD NOT SALUTE THE FLAG, WOULD NOT WEAR THE NATIONAL EMBLEM, EMBARRASSED US WITH OUR ALLIES BY KISSING THE HAND OF A TERRORIST COUNTRY'S MUSLIM LEADER. SHUNNED THE VETERANS OF OUR MANY WARS BY NOT ATTENDING THE VETERAN DAY CEREMONY FIRST PRESIDENT TO EVER DO SO AND SENDING HIS DUNCE BIDEN INSTEAD. Is this what your talking about? "Doing a wonderful job." PLEASE LEAVE MY PART OFF. FROM A 30-YEAR WAR VETERAN.

    June 2, 2010 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  16. den christe

    what a clown.... so sad ...never had a job... now is president...has no idea of the real work

    June 2, 2010 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  17. one voice

    Thank you Mr. President for bringing our Country back from the FAILED POLICIES of the Bush/Cheney RESIME.

    June 2, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  18. vwrtb

    There goes grandpa ranting about socialism again... Pensions are gone, full time jobs with benefits are gone and he thinks he can still scare is with that socialism diatribe... Come on gramps and get with the times...

    June 2, 2010 06:02 am at 6:02 am |