July 9th, 2010
07:05 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama to talk about the economy in Las Vegas

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/09/art.obama.0709o.gi.jpg caption ="President Obama will talk about the economy during an event at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Friday."]Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will wrap up a two-state campaign swing Friday, talking about the economy during an event at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

White House spokesmen Bill Burton said the president will "talk about how we grow the economy, what sort of investments the government can make, working with private industry to leverage as much growth and jobs as we can through things like renewable energy."

Nevada currently has the highest state unemployment rate in the nation at 14 percent.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. jp,michigan

    If the economy is growing, why are there not more private sector jobs? The only thing growing job wise , is the federal government. Cut backs there need to be taken. Term limits for members on the Hill. Majority of members on the Hill have been there way to long. So long that they forgot the American peoples needs an concentrate only on their own. The Presidents can only be President for 2 terms, so why can't members on the Hill be in of office only 2 terms. Change is good , according to President Obama, and I agree. Get him out of office and set limits on Congress!

    July 9, 2010 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  2. Go USA!

    Michigan was in a recession since the Reagan Recession in 1982, and sank into a depression under GWB…but I watch the job websites, and Michigan is starting to see jobs again. Entry level jobs mind you, but jobs they be! If Michigan is starting to see jobs again, then the rest of the country should be turning around as well. The problem is that the majority of the good jobs lost from 2002 – 2009 will never come back, they have gone overseas.

    We must remember who did this to us…The Bush administration told us it was "good thing" for our economy when we ship our jobs overseas...

    On February 9, 2004, President George W. Bush's chief economic adviser, N. Gregory Mankiw, released the annual Economic Report of the President and praised offshoring of U.S. service jobs as a "good thing."

    His quote,"Outsourcing is just a new way of doing international trade," he told reporters, adding that the practice is only "the latest manifestation of the gains from trade that economists have talked about" for centuries.

    This from the same people who keep telling us if we give more tax cuts to the rich we will all get wealthy...do not votye GOP this fall, if you do you will ensure the destruction of the middle class.

    July 9, 2010 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Keep up the good work Mr. President. I for one, can see that the economy is improving. Unemployment may still be on the steep side, but we're not losing 750,000 jobs every month like when this crisis started. Mr. President, keep doing what you're doing. Jobs are not going to back overnight. Whose bright idea was it to ship all of our manufacturing jobs overseas in the first place? I am beginning to see a bunch of help wanted signs in store fronts once again and that's a positive sign.

    July 9, 2010 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  4. Ron

    This should be a quick talk. All Obama has to say is "The economy is broke and I have no idea how to fix it". Seeing that the majority of the people put a Community Organizer in charge that has NEVER worked in the private sector how could we expect anything less than a catastrophe like we have now?

    July 9, 2010 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  5. Ancient Texan

    When it is apparent the President doesn't have a clue about how to fix the economy, why travel and expound on a subject that he knows nothing about. The government isn't the cure, it's the problem.

    July 9, 2010 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  6. Gordon Shumway

    If Obama is the answer, how stupid was the question?

    July 9, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  7. Seth

    If you want to grow the economy:

    Plant a democrat, water daily, cut back to the roots in November, and fertilize with manure from a Conservative Horse. Repeat in 2012!!

    Watch the economy bloom when Conservatives gain the House and Senate in 116 days!!!!!!!!!

    July 9, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  8. joe in VA

    If Mr obama really wants to help the economy he only has to do one thing which is to give my tax money back. I can spend my own money a lot more wisely than he and his congrssional cronies can! I earned it so why should he decide how it's spent? Give the taxpayers their money back and they'll create demand in the economy. Taking taxpeyer money and redistributing it to those who pay no federal taxes is criminal!

    July 9, 2010 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  9. JP

    Obama policies are destroying any future this country has.

    July 9, 2010 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  10. jim

    So now the president has a new past time in addition to golfing.He's gambling in Vegas.Doubling down on the national debt.hum !! well,i guess it's no worse than his plans to fix the economy.

    July 9, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  11. Fed Up

    Here's someone we can trust on the economy. He declared the recession over last year, and it has gotten worse. In fact, it looks like it may be a double-dip recession. Great work there Mr. Obama! I want more of his type of economic education. Did he get any? Oh that's right. That's what qualified him for President – no experience.

    July 9, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  12. Dean

    Obama the country continues to outsource jobs as you speak. Stop this outsourcing and bring our jobs back thru taxes and tariffs on those who outsource. We will never have a strong economy unless we have manufacturing jobs in this country. Not everyone can be a maid or a financial advisor.

    July 9, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  13. Get A Grip

    Someone should tell the President that vacations are deserved after putting in a certain amount of work hours.

    Vacation, party, campaigning, vacation, party, campaigning.......three things Obama is certainly great at.

    July 9, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  14. Four and The Door

    the president will "talk about how we grow the economy, what sort of investments the government can make, working with private industry to leverage as much growth and jobs as we can through things like renewable energy.
    ...and to warm up the audience, Mel Gibson will be giving a talk on how to make your relationships work their best. No thanks.

    July 9, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  15. Lynda/Minnesota

    If the democrats lose big this mid-terms, they only have themselves to blame.

    President Obama is only one person. The criticism coming from the left is unfounded and destructive, and only serves to fuel the right wing nuts. To insist that Obama continue to carry the load alone is childish and lacks a certain unity within the democratic party that does not bode well for mid-term elections.

    Both sides have equally thrown temper tantrums and stamped their feet for not getting what they want. While it is expected of the right, childish antics from the left are unfounded and spiteful.

    Either step up to the plate, lefties, or shut up and wallow in your own stupidity and laziness. And, when the elections are over, blame Obama for your loss as well, because blaming Obama seems to be the only constant in America any more.

    I ask. Who is ready within the Democratic Party to replace Obama, should the need arise in 2012?

    July 9, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  16. New Age Independant

    Obama will 'talk' about the economy... Sorry My President, talk is cheap. It's time to stop campaign speeches and change the your failing policies.

    July 9, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  17. Tinkers Dam

    He'll talk about how it was 9% when he was elected and 14% now....but it's not his fault.

    July 9, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |