Obama: Deficit reduction must keep alive the American dream
President Obama speaks at a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada
April 21st, 2011
06:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: Deficit reduction must keep alive the American dream

RENO, Nevada (CNN) - Over and over Thursday, President Barack Obama told workers at a renewable energy company that he is like them.

He remembers pumping gas when high oil prices ate a hole in his budget, he said. He knows he wouldn't have made it through college without scholarships and loans.

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  1. Tim

    It's always a good idea to put the most liberal person in the household in charge of the budget. You wouldn't want to consider putting the most conservative person in charge, they'd kill all the fun.

    So I say let's keep the children in charge!

    April 21, 2011 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  2. guy from NM

    The so called American Dream has always been a pie in the sky, at least now, most people with a brain know it has been a lie

    April 21, 2011 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  3. the real ib

    If he was only as good as he talks. This is one independant that won't be voting for him in 2012. Gas prices and inflation going out of sight and he's out campaigning. Get in the real world Mr. President and go back to DC and work on these problems that are killing the middle class.

    April 21, 2011 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  4. California Conservative

    He remembers pumping gas when high oil prices ate a hole in his budget, he said.
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    And yet he (Obama) still doesn't care.

    April 21, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    But I believe that we can't ask everybody to sacrifice and then tell the wealthiest among us, well, you can just relax and go count your money, and don't worry about it. We're not going to ask anything of you."
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    But they pay much more than anyone else. He knows this. But leave it up to Obama to try and inflame hatred for people making more than $250,000.

    Just remember what happened last time he agreed not to raise their taxes. Unemployment dropped for 4 months in a row. After 2 years of everything else you tried failed to get results. It was not a coincidence. It is what your Chief Economic Advisor Larry Summers said would happen. And it did.

    April 21, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. spanglish

    The Paul Ryan is better reduce the debt better by year than Obama , Obama is manipulating the ignorance of the people who listen to Him, He talks about the reduction in 12 years, divide that by year and is 1/2 of the reduction of the propose by Ryan.
    Obama should learn Home Economics .,

    April 21, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. stayintrue

    Which American Dream is that Mr President? The one you want to redistribute after most have worked their b***s off to acquire?
    Or would that be the one your very well educated wife never believed in until you were on the Presidential ticket??
    Seems a shallow dream to me.

    April 21, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  8. concerned liberal

    " told workers at a renewable energy company that he is like them."

    Oh no – is he going to run that same old story of the "common man" running for office? Like them? I didn't realize these workers were all rich lawyers and connected career politicians. I didn't believe it the first time around.

    April 21, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    The American dream was always, mostly a myth. Stop the spending.

    April 21, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |