Obama to N.C.: Make Congress step up
October 18th, 2011
07:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to N.C.: Make Congress step up

Washington (CNN) – On the second day a bus tour to push his stalled $447 billion jobs plan, President Barack Obama will be in North Carolina and Virginia where he will call on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act piece-by-piece, beginning with the proposal to provide funding to prevent teacher layoffs and keep police officers and firefighters on the job.

The president will hold a roundtable meeting Tuesday morning with educators at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina. In the afternoon, Obama will travel to Virginia to tour a computer lab and watch a robotics demonstration. Later, the president will speak at Greensville County High School in Emporia.

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Filed under: Congress • Jobs • North Carolina • President Obama • Virginia
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  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    President is fighting hard it will pay back

    Smart Republican told this “president send the jobs bill we refused to pass now he is sending piece by piece now we have to explain independent voters why we accept some that will show we are in far right it will alienate independent voters”

    October 18, 2011 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  2. diridi

    This is exactly what you get in voting for GOP in Congress. These idiots do not know the principles, nor care for them. They want power, not people suffering, for lack of jobs. They shipped jobs overseas. Bicameralism effect. Next election, just vote direct Democratic Ticket. GOP is for Rich, Corporations, Oil Thugs, not for you, main line America, Not for you. tell this to three and tell them to tell three.....God bless...

    October 18, 2011 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    The Republicans know this tactic is political bait, but they have lerft themselves no wiggle room to get out the corner of their unpatriotic tax pledges. Is President Obama campaigning for re-election by conducting this tour? Yup, everything he does will be critiqued as part of his job performance by Republicans.

    So why not follow through on your promise to "take it to the American people" if the Republicans do not wish to pass his jobs bill? The President is discussing an issue that is currently before the Congress, which is not campaigning for re-election. He is acting like a President pushing for Congress to act and follow his lead.

    October 18, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  4. Just a thought

    Good Job Mr. President...Give 'em heck!

    Wait, hold the phone, prepare for the comments of the GOP/Tea Pee Pants people that think that 'WE SHOULD CUT TAXES FOR THE JOB CREATORS, GET RID OF ALL REGULATIONS, CLOSE THE EPA AND THINGS WILL BE FINE" The fact those ideas haven't worked over the past 10 years means nothing to these smucks. Their idea is keep trying it until it works. Duh

    Watch you'll see that post very very soon. The Tea Pee Party strikes again

    October 18, 2011 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  5. Kathy

    The 'Failure In Chief' is at it again. Out campaigning on the back of the hard working tax payer. Well, at least the one or two that show up for this campaigning show will have something to do for the day.

    October 18, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Keep drawing nationwide attention to what the GOPeeing Teatards have been doing for the past three years Mr. President: NOTHING. If it is not obstruction they know not what to do.
    You told them during the debt 'negotiations' that you'd call them out and take it to the people, and we the people are very glad that you are doing just that!

    Obama 2012

    October 18, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |