FIRST ON CNN: Obama to make statement on economy Friday
November 8th, 2012
06:15 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Obama to make statement on economy Friday

(CNN) - Three days after being re-elected, President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the economy Friday, two administration officials said Thursday.

The 1:05 p.m. ET statement in the East Room will serve as an opportunity to address some of the big issues that Washington will tackle in the next few months - including staving off the so-called fiscal cliff - and to outline his priorities moving forward.

An official schedule released by the White House Thursday said the statement would address "the action we need to take to keep our economy growing and reduce our deficit."


Filed under: Economy • President Obama
soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. NameDoug

    Let's stand behind our president as he plans for our future

    November 8, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. Matt m

    Game on! Second term should be a grind!

    November 8, 2012 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    His response – I'm going to Myanmar and Cambodia – GREAT.....I've got buyers remorse

    November 8, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. TownC

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Will he address the market free fall, high unemployment or our burgeoning deficit? Oh I forgot, he has no plan! I have even heard Democrats that want Mitt to join the administration to help get the economy growing! Ha ha ha ha. Is this an admission that Mr. Obama has no clue how to help the economy? Sadly, Mr. Obama is in over his head! No more excuses! No more blaming Bush or the Republican Congress. Mr. Obama is in charge and is our leader. I hope he succeeds. However, if the future can be predicted by past performance, we are in trouble!

    November 8, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  5. Cindy

    The only way the people can take over their country again is at the state level. In these Republican controlled states, when the census gave them an extra representative they took a republican district and cut it into to give them 2 Republican House Rep. That is how they control the purse strings. The additional people in the census were probably minorities.

    November 8, 2012 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  6. Sharon

    "and to outline HIS priorities moving forward. " Imagine that lol

    November 8, 2012 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  7. Reality Checker

    • The Tea Party hijacked the Republican Party and installed Obstructionist, Regressive, anti-equality, anti-environment, 47% hateful policy.

    • The Republican Party sold their souls to Koch Bros, Adelson, Super-Pac money.

    • The Republican Party has painted themselves into a corner.

    • The Republican Party will look at this situation the same way they look at global warming and deny it.

    If the Republican Party keeps obstructing they will cause their won extinction.

    November 8, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. captain obvious

    let me guess, he s going to stand up for the millionth time and say " i think the wealthiest americans can afford to pay a little more taxes"

    November 8, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  9. Reload

    What's he going to say? It's bad and it's Bush's fault? Or maybe he'll find someone else to blame. Or maybe he'll step up to the mike and say the economy is really much worse than we have led you to believe -- suckers! Or maybe he'll say that all the "rich" peoples' assets will be expropriated in the next week. Or maybe he'll give us all an Obama-phone. Or maybe he will extend the Bush tax cuts and allow businesses to reinvest. Or maybe he'll say that he's not going to enforce much of Obama Care because it would stifle the economy. All of these "maybe's" are pretty far fetched except the first two. Those will happen for sure.

    November 8, 2012 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. jeremy

    this guy doesnt have a clue

    November 8, 2012 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  11. Indy

    Yeah.....about the economy....major FAIL over the past 4 years! The country's top business leaders met with Obama twice and said he doesn't get it. Beyond that, they said he needs a class in anti-egotism. Steve Jobs told Obama he would be a one-term president because he doesn't understand business. Every job O wants to create is a government job. O failed the first 4-year test...what's next?

    November 8, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  12. 2s godim

    I believe a bipartisan compromise will be achieved before the end of the year. We all do love this country.

    November 8, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  13. NameRick

    Of Course Obama was reelected, half the country on some form of Government cheese welfare program, with the middle working class paying for it along with the handouts for illegals, is America that Dumbed down ?

    November 8, 2012 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  14. Philip

    What about jobs for older workrs!

    November 8, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  15. buzz

    New federal tax on pot in legalized states?

    November 8, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  16. alex mercado

    Ok look thats great and all but obama needs to change the dropout rate. I know its off topic but alot of people at my school are saying they are going to drop out. Obama needs to make school a little more enjoyable. One way you could do this is updating school equipment.

    But thats just my opinion.

    November 8, 2012 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  17. Nedom

    And I say it again: If McCain could not defeat Obama, then Romney would not. Common sense!!!

    November 8, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. Nedom

    Dont laugh: If there is a 3rd, 4th or even 5th term, Obama will be re-elected!!!

    November 8, 2012 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  19. Nedom

    And, If Hillary runs 2016, she will be the next President.

    November 8, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  20. Kelly51

    I'm waiting with baited breath.

    November 8, 2012 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  21. David

    increase the wealthy taxes. So simple propor gramor not apply.

    November 8, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  22. sooth2slayer

    obama must follow through on his promise by raising taxes on high income families. he said that he would in his bid for re-election. After all, we know that these people could not have come by their wealth "honestly" or at least they had special privleges /or an unfair advantage of some kind. Higher taxes will help to" cut them down to size". And help to Give everybody a "fair shot", whatever that means.

    November 8, 2012 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  23. Name

    Well I think that its not far for the poor poverty to not be able to not get any help through houseing because they r on unemployment but if they work they can where's the meaning in that when people that don't have no income r geting houseing.the reason I say that is I'm one of the people that are on unemployment and can't get no houseing help they told me that they couldent get it because its not permenent income. But they will help when I go back to work.(give me feed back)

    November 8, 2012 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  24. Meki60

    the only statement he should make is that he intends to further ruin the economy.

    November 8, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  25. Namedesi

    Put all American that are out of work. To work on the east coast to save our people from the cold no amount of mo ney. Is to much for our. People. Help. All of us we just want work

    November 8, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
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