August 18th, 2010
07:43 AM ET
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Obama takes jobs push to Ohio

 President Obama will be in Ohio Wednesday to tout a small business success story.
President Obama will be in Ohio Wednesday to tout a small business success story.

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - The White House takes its economics roadshow Wednesday to Ohio after a West Coast stop a day earlier.

President Obama will huddle around the kitchen table of Rhonda and Joe Weithman in Columbus to talk about the economy and health care before hosting a similar discussion with families from the area in the backyard.

The White House will tout how funds from the president's Recovery Act have helped keep a small architectural firm co-owned by Joe Weithman in business by funding local infrastructure projects that required its services. The administration also says monies from the act helped subsidize COBRA health insurance benefits for Rhonda Weithman after she lost her job.

The trip to the Buckeye State is Obama's ninth since taking office. Ohio will likely be a key state in upcoming elections.

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  1. bill

    stay on theme this time mr president.you were voted in.for change.NOW GET TO IT.ITS JOBS JOBS.dont pay anyattension to media nay sayers. YES WE CAN REMBER MR PRESIDENT.NOW DO IT.

    August 18, 2010 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  2. Ric

    I like how OBOZO runs around making it look like anything he has done to improve things is actually working. He finds a few hard left supporters to visit and “ huddle “ with the hard left press following him to spin the story. This guy is the PITS! 2012 can’t come fast enough! Let’s vote this dope out!

    August 18, 2010 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  3. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Love the headline. Jobs push? Obama will end up "slamming" someone as his "summer of prosperity" tour continues, the job figures get worse, my 401K sinks and we prepare for the massive increases in the cost of health insurance thanks to his stupid plan. This inept, corrupt, union toady slime has got to go back into the Chicago sewer he and Blago slithered out of . You notice how he that in between his and his families extravegant vacations he is going to talk about how his theft of money has helped some people, while not mentioning how it is killing the rest of us. Lying, scum.

    August 18, 2010 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  4. Jerry

    It would have been more impressive if he had said that out of the 12,546,783 jobs projected to be lost in the auto industry, we actually lost only 11, 325,679, thus saving 1,221,104 jobs as a result of the auto industry bailouts. You see – figures don't lie, but liars can figure.

    August 18, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. Jerry - Florida

    Hey Bozo, we are loosing jobs, not gaining them. When are you going to stop campaigning full time and start doing the job that you were elected to do?

    You spongers have turned out to be an embarrassment for our once great country.

    August 18, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. Eric

    "Obama takes jobs push to Ohio"

    Yeah, let's call it what it truly is... the "Great Obama Slight-of-Hand Jobs and Crickets Tour."

    This fool is beyond his "freshness date" and his "jobs saved" schtick just leaves a bad taste in the nation's collective mouth.

    One good thing to come from a Socialist Obama and Socialist congress... in a mere two terms of congress and half a presidential term they've provided yet ANOTHER example of the stark failure of Keynesian economics. Obama is the modern version of Carter Malaise for those too young to have lived through or have remembered Jimmy Carter.

    August 18, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  7. Anonymous

    Mr. President...as they say "the proof is in the pudding". Where is the pudding? Your stimulus plan ian't stimulating. Stop trying to sell what is a failed policy and go back to Wahington, gather the best economic and political minds (get id of your guys) and come up with a plan. You only have two years left to make it right.

    August 18, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  8. NoCountryLeftForKids

    What jobs? The unemployment there is in double digits! This is pathetic! This President is clueless on how to fix this bad economy he voted for as Senator!!

    Come on DNC shrills please enlighten me how this is all Bush's fault when Obama voted for all the spending when Dems took control in Jan 2007, filbuster Fanne & Freddie's reformed, with Chris Dodd, and now Geitner comes out and said yesterday had Bush not done what he did with Fannie & Freddie, the economy would have been worse. Look it up!!!

    There is also video of Barney Frank boasting about the subprime loans to the poor was the greatest thing b/c the poor have a right to own homes (even if they cannot afford) and how the housing bubble will never burst. It's out there check it out and check out Frank's comments today on Fannie & Freddie. (he says we now cannot give loans to those that cannot afford....Duh!!!) Yet he keeps getting elected by stupid people.

    August 18, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  9. Randall in Torrance, CA (Disabled Navy Veteran, Retired) - It is time to put the heels of our Liberal Democratic Boots on the necks of the out-of-control Right-Wing Corporations

    Thanks for going to bat for real Americans who struggle every day. I wish you and Congress would have done a better job on health care reform, however. I have 4 daughters who do not have health insurance and right now one of them desperately needs it. I spent days recently trying to find some kind of health care plan or state health care coverage for her after she was released from an emergency room in Washington state. My search and phone calls found nothing for her. Meanwhile she faces outgareous diagnostic tests and repeated visits to an OB GYN who charged me $200 just for her to walk through the door without any tests or services. She works hard, makes a small income and she has a degree. Mr. President and congress – FIX OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM NOW!!!!!! Do not let a bunch of wealthy greedy Republicans stop this push for health care. Your Health Care Act is too little too late and it does not help hard working adults.

    I wish I could personnaly punch every damn Republican in the face and nose and stomp their piss ant brains in the ground and then tell them there's no health coverage available to pay for their injuries.

    I hate Republicans. Americans with brains hate Republicans and God hates Republicans.

    August 18, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  10. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    President Obama will huddle around the kitchen table of Rhonda and Joe Weithman in Columbus to talk about the economy and health care before hosting a similar discussion with families from the area in the backyard.
    -------------------------------

    Dang! How cool is that?

    \n intelligent, accessible President willing to meet, and visit with REAL Americans everywhere to have sensible discussions on pressing issues.

    Our President is such a hard-working, genuine, breath of fresh air. May God keep him safe from ALL harm.

    August 18, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  11. gt

    campainer and chief... what a joke .. i have never heard so many people sick to death of this guy and we have two more yrs of this dog and poney show...

    August 18, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. Caran

    I think there is such wisdom in what Obama says and does because he is looking at a bigger picture. There are hundreds of thousands of young americans fighting in muslim countries. America is spending millions to earn the trust of these people so the war can be ended responsiblily .....yet a few people are determined to bring a nation down just to advance their political agenda. Do you think all this debate and hatred for muslims help those young men or does it put them at greater risk?

    August 18, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  13. Independent

    Increasing taxes on small business owners is a sure jobs killer, and that is what Obama is doing. His socialistic approach to government is killing free enterprise and capitalism in the United States. And make no mistake, it is Capitalism that creates jobs. When Obama begins to tax the so-called rich (AKA small business owners who account fo 90% of job growth in the US), he deals them a big diincentive. The reaction by small business to recoup the tak hit -- they either cut jobs or they do not create as many new jobs. This is Economics 101 and Obama still does not get it. He believes in the old tax and spend Democratic principle - that and deficit spending to buy the votes of unions, latinos, and those that pay zero taxes.

    August 18, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Hey Obama... for your own credibility, you really need to knock it off with the road shows. Everywhere we turn, the economic news is getting worse by the day. For you to go out and tout your policies in this "summer of recovery" is completely disingenuous – kind of like "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain".

    I've never been a big fan of yours, but you'd go up a few notches in my book if you just went out and told it like it is. Most of us are big girls and boys – we can handle the truth. Try it some time.

    August 18, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  15. New Age Independant

    Does Obama really think that "talking about how we needs jobs" is going to actually create jobs? Obama has failed miserably as a President! I will not be wasting my vote on Obama and the Liberal Agenda until they purge the corruption and wasteful spending on their pet projects that only fills their pockets. I'd rather the Republicans spend it on our troops. At least they deserve it!

    August 18, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  16. johnnyhouse

    I hope he campaigns in my state.We need to restructure also from the governor down. Best way I know to get rid of them.

    August 18, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  17. United States

    The Muslim in chief touting his economic policies is comparable to the Chicago Cubs touting their World Series success. Does anybody actually believe this joker any more? I mean seriously he can blame Bush all he wants but this country is falling apart. Unemployment is horrible, housing market is a disaster, companies are going bankrupt and yet all he can say is it was the previous administrations faults. Come on how pathetic can one be!!!!

    August 18, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  18. Independant Vet

    This will be more oif a campain push , than the jobs push. Look for more lies.

    Will he mention that his father was a world war 2 Veteran . It turns out that he is the youngest Veteran. Born 4/4/36 .

    Airforce 1 sue is getting a work out. . Give some of those out of work a job of cleaning it up . Put bid's oput for a carrier to fly Bow around behind. Being that he has to have his ownj Aircraft.

    And yes , First Lady , an he record number of servants , ( 20 plus ) for a cost of over 6 million . Hillary had 3 , Jackie had 1 . and all the rest , it came from the presidents pocket.

    So where are the good jobs , politics. . 1st Class . Just become a Dam good liar.

    August 18, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  19. Jeff from Chicago

    Let's see how he spins this.
    Unemployment
    Jan 08 4.9% Bush
    July 08 5.8% Bush
    Jan 09 7.6% Obama (if you pass my spending bill, won't go over 8%)
    Jul 09 9.4% Obama (it's Bush's fault!)
    Jan 10 9.7% Obama (It's um... It's still Bush's fault)
    July 10 9.5% Obama (it's...oh yeah.. It's Bush's fault)

    Nice job!

    August 18, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  20. Frank

    I live in the community (Clintonville, OH) where the President is coming today for a small, closed door, highly scripted town hall meeting.

    Does he not have enough work to do in Washington? Unemployment. Economy. Boarder Security. Wars. National Debt. etc etc

    Mr President – GO HOME! DO YOUR JOB! Stop campaigning and vacationing all of the time. Our country is falling apart! DO YOUR JOB!

    August 18, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  21. Anonymous

    Oh please!!!!! Obama has not demonstrated a "laser like" focus on jobs. His agenda has been to get Americans hooked on the utter of government.

    Americans, Don't be lured into relying on the government to support you, and if you already do then you need to wean yourself from this form of slavery.

    August 18, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  22. Dean

    Obama, maybe you can also talk about how your upcoming tax increases will force small business to lay off employees.

    August 18, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  23. Ben

    Obama's toxic and everyone knows it. He keeps coming to Ohio because he's desparate. He knows he can't get reelected without Ohio.

    Jobs? What jobs? We've lost 400,000 jobs on Strickland's watch. We need a change in leadership.

    August 18, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  24. Rick McDaniel

    How much money was spent to keep a handful of jobs? A lot.

    How much money was spent to create a bunch of jobs? Almost none.

    August 18, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |