September 6th, 2010
08:09 AM ET
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Next up: Obama moves economy to top of week's agenda

 Obama is putting his focus on the economy Monday.

Obama is putting his focus on the economy Monday.

(CNN) - On this Labor Day, the White House will put its focus squarely back on the economy, following a week where the Obama administration concentrated on Middle East peace talks and the end of America's combat role in Iraq.

The address will be the first of two speeches this week in which President Obama will try and frame his administration's response to the recession, less than two months ahead of midterm elections where Democratic majorities in the House and Senate are on the ropes.

Obama will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Monday, speaking at a Labor Day event in a state that has extremely competitive gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.

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  1. the real ib

    Well it's about time Obama realizes there are big problems with the economy. I guess he's been to busy playing golf and taking mini vacations to realize that before and I'm sure the upcoming elections have nothing to do with him putting this up front. LOL

    September 6, 2010 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  2. Clifford in New York

    A note to Obama,unless you can create jobs in the PRIVATE sector this economy is going nowhere! Government jobs are nothing more than a vicious downward cycle of doom and gloom and contribute nothing to the economy! Try studing Ronald Reagan's Laffer curve methology of the 1980's which caused the largest PRIVATE sector economic expansion in U.S. history! 🙂

    September 6, 2010 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  3. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Putting the emphasis on the economy by celebrating and addressing the group that has been more destructive to the economy than any other, the group that isn't working today of course, the group that represents only a small portion of American workers (the majority of Americans can think for themselves. THE BIG LABOR UNIONS. His bosses will be so happy to see him. He has given them a trilliion dollars of our money so they can continue their inefficient, ineffective company killing ways. Our community organizing slimeball president certainly identifies with and agrees with the corruption and sleaziness of these organizations and depends upon them heavily.

    September 6, 2010 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  4. DENNA

    Thank you, Mr. President, for all you have done for America. Those of us who support you appreciate it and can see that you are working hard to bring America out of this Conservative recession. I pray that Americans will do the right thing and leave you with a congress and senate that will work with you. Most of us understand that if the Rethugs take over congress and the senate that not one useful thing will be done for America again. Come on my fellow Democrats and progressive Independents, we must give President Obama a chance to get us out of this. The Conservative philosophy of tax cuts without other offset cuts is what got us into this mess.

    THIS IS NOT A GEORGE BUSH PROBLEM, IT IS A REPUBLICAN PROGRAM. Putting the Republican back in control will just pull us backward. Vote NO to the Party of NO in NOvember.

    September 6, 2010 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  5. g

    when the republicans were in power ,starting with reagan they opened the door to ship manufacturing jobs overseas,starting in the basement to create jobs going to take time if you want to keep sending money to saudi arabia and china vote republican if you want made in america vote democrate

    September 6, 2010 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  6. Keith in Austin

    Kind of late Bozo! YOU and your tax and spend Liberal brethran in 18 short months have spent 3 times more than the previous administration on Socialistic ideology that has crippled the Country!

    This last-ditch ploy to garner votes when you have already shown your distain toward free-market Capitalism doesn't fool anyone save the Kool Aid drinkers and those wanting more of a free ride on the back of taxpayers. Liberalism has revealed it's true colors and the proof of America's opinion of it will be cleary evident in November!

    September 6, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  7. Dynamico

    Top PRIORITY should have been economy from day one of this potus' presidential adventure. It has been at the bottom of the burner as he has thrown any and all monies away on bailouts for big banks, stupid warlike skirmishes, an ignorant free, nonworkable healthcare plan for the masses, and pleasure trips to keep him away from doing his job! At best, a total disaster!

    September 6, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  8. Mixed Bag

    By all means Mr. President....focus intensely on the economy.

    But, forget about the midterms in November.

    That cake is already baked.

    September 6, 2010 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  9. Ponder this.,....

    Watching Ed Henry this a.m. confirms that he is a GOP shill!... Always with the negative story twist. Get a grip CNN, at least try to look impartial.

    September 6, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  10. Mr. Trueman

    FINALLY! What the heck took so long...oh wait, healthcare.

    September 6, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  11. Ken in NC

    It should have been on the top of the agenda from day one.

    September 6, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  12. Ken in NC

    The economy should have been on the top of the agenda from day one.

    September 6, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  13. Tom-Vermillion Ohio

    Why will the media report on the candidates who have no solutions and ignor those who have possible solutions?

    September 6, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  14. LucyRicky3

    Too bad President Obama didn't see the urgency in our job situation 18 months ago. Instead of wasting 18 months putting his ultra-leftist agenda into place with a stimulus package that was full of pork, a healthcare bill that we weren't ready to endorse, and financial regulations that has this country's private sector on hold, he could have put this works project into place then. He has held back on the stimulus money on purpose to help his democrats get elected, but we aren't that stupid. The American people see what he is doing to the detriment of our country. Too little help too late.

    September 6, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  15. Ponder this.,....

    Interesting how opinions against the prevailing G.O.P. nonsense seem to magically disappear, while, in spite of CNN Comments Policy, all manner of derogatory slurs toward the President are posted quickly. There couldn't be a bias, could there? - surely not!

    September 6, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  16. munchmom

    It's about time he started working some, but hopefully it won't be to keep spending us into oblivion-LOL, that is what Dems do! God help us all!!

    September 6, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  17. JES

    After you spend time with your Union buddies.

    What's this going to cost the tax payers.

    You just don't get it stop spending our money and balance the budget.

    September 6, 2010 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  18. Randy McLeod

    With no fault to the President, but just think, all the past Presidents, from Bush to Kennedy and maybe further on, thought about the economy around this time of the year--Labor Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now go figure.

    September 6, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  19. Right Leaning Independent

    Gosh, after only 19 months on the job??? What a fast learner we have running our country!!!!

    September 6, 2010 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  20. Steve- Illinois

    September 2010, and he moves the economy to the top of his agenda? Unlike politicians, who pass bills "to see what's in them" business will not hire until they KNOW the costs and consequences of health care and bank reform. You see, business, only stays in business, as long as it's profitable. Unlike government, which just prints or borrows more money, with no plan how to pay it back!
    Business, unlike government, understands that you spend your way INTO bankruptcy, not OUT of it!

    Common Sense!

    September 6, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  21. Jerry

    If the Obama/Biden team resigned the economy would improve over night. The worst president ever, Hope is not a plan folks

    September 6, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  22. Dave, Illinois

    He just now is does this? Oh yeah, he was too busy taking credit for the result of Bush's surge, which he was against, last week. I wish he would ignore it, since anything this man's administration touches falls to pieces. The economy with heal itself a lot faster if left to its own devices. It's basic economics....

    September 6, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  23. Snow

    BACK ON THE ECONOMY.....His focus has always been on health care, cap and tax,spending more and more money and destroying this economy. He has done nothing but screw up the economy and any chance for job creation. He claims his job bills will create jobs, however every one of them including the one waiting in the Senate has billions more in wasteful spending that does nothing for job creation and that is why the Republicans should continue to say no. The demorats will not even let Republicans have input into their bill, they just want them to vote for it so later they can say the wasteful spending was endorsed by the Republicans also.

    September 6, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  24. D. Bunker

    All the Dems have to do is clearly delineate the difference between the lying GOBPbaggers and teatards who believe and spread the propaganda ordered by their corporate masters, and the saner average Americans who recognize the lies as well as the rightwing-causes of our economic meltdown. The economy IS turning around, it's just a slow process given the damage the Friedman/Rand cultists have caused.

    September 6, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  25. johnnyhouse

    Can't wait to see the effects of this thundering move.

    September 6, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
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