May 6th, 2010
04:55 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama heading to Buffalo

Washington (CNN) – President Obama will travel to Buffalo, New York, next Thursday to discuss the economy.

Obama has taken several trips in recent weeks as part of his "White House to Main Street" tour. Most recently he traveled to Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri during a multi-stop trip.

Buffalo suffers from one of the country's highest poverty rates with nearly 30% of its population living at or below the poverty line. The city has struggled in recent decades with the loss of industrial employers like steel and auto-related manufacturers, but has weathered the most recent recession a little better than the national average. The unemployment rate in Buffalo currently stands at 8.6 percent while the national average is 9.7 percent.

Filed under: New York • President Obama
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Eric

    What a ko-inky-dink... he's been buffalo-ing America since he started campaigning.

    May 6, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  2. jp,michigan

    When is the President coming to Michigan to talk about the economy? When will he actually have a town meeting with the Michigan middle class? We have high unemployment rate here in Michigan, or dose he only come here to to talk at University of Michigan and High school in Kalamazoo?

    May 6, 2010 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  3. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Do you think he will tell us that it wasn't the push to socialism and the socialist government and all of the socialist programs that have caused Greece's economy to collapse? No, he has never told the truth yet, he will blame it on Bush.

    May 6, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. t22

    So this will bring how many jobs to Buffalo?

    May 6, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  5. Chessnutz in Liverpool NY

    Come east too Mr President I want to know why the wealthy have been given bailouts with our tax dollars and Main Street is left paying skyrocketing tax increases to pay for it?
    Here in NYS every tax is going up and more taxes are being invented to pay for our over bloated Government that ignores the taxpayer in favor of Global Corporations.

    May 6, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  6. Dan

    The president is flying all over and talking to supporters (mainly), not really facing the real issues and the actual average (non organized non sympathizer) people.
    This presidency has become a "community organization" and "propaganda machine" where no actions are taken but talks off the tele-prompters.

    May 6, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |

    I love how he goes all over the place to discuss the economy but nevers seems to get around to fixing the economy.He's winging it folks.

    May 6, 2010 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. Len Smith

    These people who talk about socialist programs, and socialism don't even know what they are talking about. Are any of them giving back the Social Security checks they receive, are any of them giving back the money the government paid in the GI Bill to build a great American Middle class. Socialism is taking over all the business in the country and having the government run them and we are not even close. Hey AntiAmericans, just remember we are the greatest democracy in the history of the world.

    May 6, 2010 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. John, Rhode Island

    So the unemployment in Buffalo is 8.6...the unemployment in Providence, RI is over 14%! No visit!!!! Rhode Island recently had a flood and Obama was 20 minutes away....he recognized it as a state of emergency, but nope no visit he decided he would just go to his fundraiser!!!! with all due respect Mr. President...your priorities and agenda suck

    May 6, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  10. usualone

    For all those who criticize this President, I wonder what they think of the previous 8 years? Were we really thriving? How quickly people forget - and boy do they want miracles. We need to crawl before we can climb. It takes time to undo past mistakes and with the party of "no" it takes much longer to get anything done. People have stopped reading details and only see some numbers. They get scared and assume the worst.

    May 6, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |

    Thanks for the warning. We will have coffee together. - OSAMA BIN LADEN.

    May 6, 2010 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |