October 17th, 2010
11:19 AM ET
8 years ago

Gibbs: Obama to focus on economy, education, already passed reforms

(CNN) - Facing the certainty of fewer Democrats in Congress, President Barack Obama will focus on strengthening the economy and trying to ensure its future stability, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday.

Speaking on the NBC program "Meet the Press," Gibbs said Obama also will continue pushing for education reform and making sure that health care and Wall Street reforms are properly implemented.


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  1. vic nashville tn

    Why this administration failed they don’t know how to market their products

    GPS every Sunday he discusses about future problems (its real we have to face one day) but republicans try to keep us in 1960s. This administration has good ideas but they don’t market

    October 17, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. stufthis

    The republicans have been using the same failed economic strategy for the last 85 years, and what they have accomplished is the stock market crash of 1929, the great depression, and the near great depression of 2008. All of this in the name of cutting spending and tax cuts for the wealthy, shipping jobs overseas, unfunded wars with the Bush Doctrine, spending and borrowing like drunken sailors, and eliminating regulations on Wall Street and big corporations. Republicans will not be happy until all Americans work for 50 cents an hour like in China.

    October 17, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  3. Tim

    Hey, now that's an idea.

    Remember dumb and dumber? Well, meet dumbest.

    October 17, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  4. barry

    Wow sure wished Obama would have on focused on those things earlier maybe we wouldn't be in this God awful mess. Probably didn't have time I guess. Probably too busy travelling the country attacking Republicans, campaigning for his fellow Democrats, Golfing, playing basketball, and vacationing to come after the real things the American people needed. He is just another Jimmy Carter.

    October 17, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. willard bullock

    I know that obama have problems failed his enconony
    He have problems trouble with his risk for demorcratic

    October 17, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  6. willard bullock

    Impeach out of presdient obama

    October 17, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  7. carlos

    Facing the certainty of fewer Democrats in Congress.......cnn,you are jumping too soon, there will be a lot of surprises after election time, you will see......

    October 17, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. darko

    NOTHING this administration is doing is new. It's been tried countless times and failed. It's just repackaged every decade or so and people buy it for a little while. Then capitalism corrects things and we're ok until the next round of 'progressives' comes to power.

    Wait... hasn't obama been focused like a laser on the economy since last January? Ha, he was trying to pass commie care while literally pushing our currency into default.

    October 17, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  9. Lynda/Minnesota

    As fascinating as it has been to listen to GOPers complain about Obama the Socialist, Pelosi the Marxist, and Reid the Communist, now would be a good time to actually start a conversation on why we are in the financial mess we have been fighting so hard to get out of this past decade. Along with their plans on how they will pull us out of it, of course. Just saying HELL NO doesn't seem to have done the job for those of us still suffering.

    October 17, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. REG in AZ

    It would be wrong to assume that I am a Democrat or a liberal, I am neither. In fact, I was a registered Republican for many years and just became completely turned off by the Bush-Cheney narrow, disgusting and irresponsible focus on benefit for only the few and by the Republican, then and now, arrogant and disgusting total concentration on being ‘puppets’ for those same few. The Democrats are far from perfect and I wouldn’t argue with anyone who doesn’t like Pelosi’s personality or isn’t impressed by Reed or who thinks Obama just isn’t all that politically astute. But, while they leave a whole lot of room for improvement, they are really a more responsible choice then ever going back to ‘more of the same’ where our government has it’s strings pulled by those few who greatly benefit and who strongly overtly and covertly support, provide substantial contributions and even give promises for after office compensation, with the result being they own and control the Republicans, both regular and the Tea Party who they created. Worrying about the costs of the awkwardness of the Democrats or of socialism, which after all the Republicans have accomplished in placating the few is really far from being a problem, is ridiculous in contrast to the costs of returning to ‘more of the same’ that has cost so much and has proven to provide the majority, including all of the middle-class, only apathy, the costs and an abundance of subterfuge to deceive and manipulate. There really are only two choices, both with problems and emboldening the Republicans by giving them control and returning to ‘more of the same’ would be just ‘cutting off our nose to spite our face’. The Democrats need to do a better job but the Republicans, including the Tea Party, offer the majority nothing but deception and ‘more of the same’. The proof is obvious in their gross dishonesty, in their arrogant boldness, in their catering to the few and even in their choice of ‘puppets’ as candidates; all that is necessary to see it is to be objective and rational when looking.

    October 17, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Ronald Coleman

    No Politician is going to recommend doing what it will take to bring Jobs back
    It will take tariffs on all imports that we can not compete with in manufacturing and rolling back
    our minimum wage and all manufacturing wages a buck or so.
    Otherwise it will take a couple of gererations to recover because it will take that long for wages
    to equal out world wide.

    Free trade would be a great thing if we had a equal world wide currency then we could have
    Fare and free trade. Capitalism or socialism will work but theres going to be ups and downs.

    October 17, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  12. King

    Obama need to start focus more on the people which is the demand side of the supply and demand system and not too much on business which is the supply side. Business cant work without demand so where there is demand supply will come. First he have to get the people some demand money by starting government projects, modernising americas infra structure. First make sure every worker is legal. Second make sure these project will pay for themselves via toll booth and veheicle scanners if you dont want to keep up traffic. Three produce a reseearch department and staff it architechs, engineers, scientist etc. So that anyone with an enovative idea atleast will be heard and see if its violable. That will propell us into the future.

    October 17, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |