FIRST ON CNN: Obama to make statement on economy Friday
November 8th, 2012
06:15 PM ET
1 year 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. Theresa

    So what does Nate Silver say the economy will do?

    November 8, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  2. pseudosciencebuster

    A new "laser focus on jobs" pronouncement to forget about 15 minutes after departing for the golf links?

    November 8, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  3. richard onchoke

    Wonderful. God bless america and our Obama

    November 8, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  4. dick

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Did you win or by winning lose?
    The poison pill is about to take effect because you kept "kicking the can down the street".
    Now it's a financial bomb!

    November 8, 2012 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  5. pjoe

    Ok. Speak away Mr. President. Then try this ... do something. And while you're at it ... you might as well do something CONSTRUCTIVE. Blame is not a good substitute for action.

    November 8, 2012 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  6. Name

    He's gonna say, "it's Bush's fault"..

    November 8, 2012 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Quick someone write a speech for Obama about economics.

    November 8, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  8. Justin

    Go Pres!

    November 8, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  9. Danile6

    No need to listen-you know the drill-–"Reach across the Isle"--that means Obama's way or the highway-he wants us to go over the cliff and of course he and incompetent Harry will blame Repubs

    November 8, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  10. Mets Fan

    The huge issue that my friends who voted for Obama have failed on is reading/ understanding ObamaCare, It is horrible socialistic legislation. I do not make that statement lightly. For those that voted for Obama you have NOT read it. The fallout is already being felt 30% less applicates for Med school and 30% increase for physiican assistants why? doctors cannot invest $300,000 in med school only to be paid under ObamaCare the same as a phy assistant. Plus we will not get the care we get today, we will be part of a huge govt run HMO. America you made a huge mistake.

    November 8, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  11. cobra

    Hang on to your wallet, the liar is going to speak about taking it.

    November 8, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  12. MaryM

    Keep in mind one very important thing, President Obama will probable appoint another Supreme Court Justice.
    Thank God

    November 8, 2012 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  13. on StreetWise

    Mr. President, you're a superb speaker... now its time to be a GREAT President... "Actions speak louder than talk" I'm a retired Teamster, put that hammer down Bo, and roll over those Teapunks if they can't anything but block legislation, make a mark on your next new term... for God's sake and our nation. We the people have your back and we'll give all the support you need... if you will just listen to us.

    November 8, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  14. PTNY

    The Fiscal Cliff...How about Barack Obama surfing on top of a cliff wave hanging ten, tube riding on top of the wave while the Republicans tumble within the tube!

    Let the wave ride itself out! Let the tax cuts for the 2% EXPIRE! Let them jump off the cliff, fall off the cliff whatever they want, ahhhhh "Let them go bankrupt" and then force them to "Learn" how to play nice!

    November 8, 2012 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  15. Courtney

    You can't keep a good man down.Go Obama!.

    November 8, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  16. Ed1

    Well that will be a first what happened to the last four years to busy ramming bills down our throats as long as you had control in both houses.

    You talk about walking across the isle yet you have not talked to anyone but your union and dem buddies since July.

    I wonder what your re-election will cost the tax payers this next four years bet it will be more of the same.

    November 8, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  17. BO

    "Country, let me perfectly clear...we broke, and Bush did it"

    November 8, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  18. snow

    I bet he will say nothing about 4 dead Americans in Libya he refused to rescue. He sat in the situation room and watched them die while watching the live feed. Word is also, just before the last two Americans deaths he turned in early for bed.

    November 8, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  19. Catmandew

    Obama is gonna talk about the economy! See we might get some work outta the bum yet! But talk is cheap action would be far better. I still don't believe he has any idea what to do with the economy! This poorly done recovery he brags about doesn't even create enough jobs to cover the kids gettin outta school! Besides it has taken him 4 years of liein and cheatin to get back to where he started!

    November 8, 2012 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  20. Catmandew

    He should be askin our priorities not telling us his we employ him not the other way around! He is no different than a garbageman or a janitor. Just more conceited and arrogant!

    November 8, 2012 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  21. Ski

    Save your breath – No one listens anymore.

    November 8, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  22. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I hope he puts forth a plan that includes everything and challenges the Republicans to match the deal.

    November 8, 2012 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  23. scott

    time for both sides to compromise

    November 8, 2012 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  24. Jesse Patino

    I would advise the Republicans to truly work with President Obama. Everyone but them knows that they are the party of NO. The more they keep playing games, the more they will distance themselves from the American people.

    November 8, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  25. CnnGarbageReader

    Lies and more lies. The economy is everything from the pregnant woman not wanting that child and needing an abortion, to the single dad raising kids and his job anytime to go to China, and half of Americans who think its unfair 47% doesn't pay taxes. Ok Ohbummmer tell us what's your plan?

    November 8, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
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