August 23rd, 2010
07:38 AM ET
12 years ago

Biden to tout auto industry success on Midwest swing

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Vice President Joe Biden will visit Indiana and Ohio on Monday."]Washington (CNN) – Last week, President Obama stopped in Columbus, Ohio for a town-hall style meeting with a few dozen residents of Columbus. On Monday, Ohio residents will get another shot to see an Obama administration official. This time: Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden is scheduled to travel to both Indiana and Ohio on Monday. In Indiana, he will deliver remarks addressing the troop drawdown in Iraq at the 111th annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Indianapolis before continuing on to Toledo, Ohio where he will stop at a Chrysler plant.

In Ohio, Gov. Ted Strickland, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, all Democrats, will join Biden.

The Obama administration has paid special attention to Ohio, a crucial swing state, since the president took office. Last week's trip was Obama's ninth to Ohio since taking office.

The Vice President is expected to emphasize the role of the administration’s investments in GM and Chrysler as well as Cash for Clunkers and the Recovery Act, and will make the case that the administration's actions have not only strengthened the auto industry, but have stimulated economic activity and job growth across the country.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    Uncle Joe's speech in Ohio touting all the great accomplishments of this administration shouldn't take more than 3 minutes, (2 minutes blaming Bush and 1 minute telling us that Obama's socialistic programs will eventually work someday!

    August 23, 2010 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  2. anthony

    Obama administration should focus on the economy as much as possible. Pass the small business bill, or make it clear that Republicans are blocking a bill that does not add to the deficit and makes loans (not bailouts) to small businesses. Let the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich but extend for the rest of Americans, or make it clear that the Bush tax cuts will expire for all Americans next year if Congress takes no action. If Republicans insist on extending the tax cuts for the rich as well or everyone gets a tax hike next year, explain that to the voters.

    August 23, 2010 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  3. Hugo

    He must be speaking of FORD, you know the one that did NOT get a Government bailout. Too big to fail is obviously a self protectionism practice established by the Federal government, as in Blazing Saddles, we must protect our phony baloney jobs gentlemen! How much jet fuel and greenhouse gas emissions for Air Farce One to make 9 campaign trips to Ohio?

    August 23, 2010 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  4. Uncle Sam

    I hope he mentions how Ford benefited the most by not taking government money and the American people flocked to the brand. Hay Joe I'll take your bet on the midterm elections.

    August 23, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  5. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Add this fantasy to the "summer of properity" "hope and change, and "democrats will retain the congress" and those republicans are standing in our way (even though they don't have a majority in congress or run the White House comments this hair plugged idiot like to spout off about.

    August 23, 2010 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  6. jay

    Thank God someone cared for the auto industry.

    August 23, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  7. w l jones

    Ohio is an important state for our economy. one of the main supplier of parts for the auto industrial.

    August 23, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  8. G4

    Both Bush and Obama poured nearly $170 Billion in taxpayer money into GM and Chrysler and will never see that money again! The US government took over GM pension obligations that were way to generous to begin with and will cost the tax payers $200 Billion over the next 15 years. Most of the bailed out companies still moved operations overseas as they reduced their US workforce. The share holders of GM (primarily retirement funds) lost their investments....

    Exactly what is Biden bragging about? They screwed up and the tax payers are left holding the bag....they could have done half the bail out, reduced the pension obligations, required US plants to be kept open, required executives to get lower pay and required Union workers to also get lower pay and in the end these companies would survive and the US taxpayers would have saved literally hundreds of billions of dollars.

    August 23, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  9. Pat F

    Vice – President Bite-me should take a swing through Michigan. Oh, wait, I forgot, not enough electoral votes to be worth his precious time.

    August 23, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  10. Orlando Patriot

    Is it just me or do you find that whenever Biden talks he never makes any sense or tells the truth? If I was a Democrat running in today's environment I would RUN (not walk) away from Obama or Biden as fast as you can!! These two are digging your graves faster than you can every imagine!!

    August 23, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  11. Mark from Louisiana

    When biden talks about the auto bailouts, will he mention that even after the obama administrations "structured" bailout to GM , that GM still owes 17 BILLION to the unions pension fund? GM stock will sell like snow cones in the Artic.

    August 23, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  12. Rush Goebbels

    What?Hes not stopping in the southern states where they make scab made rice burners and mercedes?

    August 23, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  13. Anonymous

    Engaging in auto-promotion when every one else is criticizing; this will not help!

    August 23, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  14. bill

    good for biden.maybe just maybe we will hear some factual truths.instead of false accuations.about our president. go joe tell it like it is. GOD WE NEED HARRY TRUMAN.

    August 23, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. gt

    thay a boy joe.. tell em how the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ auto industry is going great guns thanks to you....oh brother what a jerk

    August 23, 2010 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  16. mother and sister of soldiers

    Fact: GM paid off their bailout by using other government money. GM now realizes the moniker "Government Motors" is hurting them. Ford should get the credit for NOT taking bailout money and succeeding in this economy. Never again will I drive a GM made vehicle!

    August 23, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  17. Dennis

    I see all the vacant dealer lots here in the Midwest and wonder how many people are out of work as a result of these closings.

    August 23, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  18. Dano

    Ask anyone associated with the auto industry if they think President Obama's economic stimulous program has helped them retain their jobs. Now that the American auto industry is becomming profitable again and is paying back the money they were loaned it looks like a pretty good investment in America's future to me.

    August 23, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  19. katiec

    Far too many people do not realize or care to recognize the success of the auto bailout. If this had not happened thousands would have lost their jobs and many businesses would have closed.
    But, heaven forbid, that facts, accomplishments be mentioned,
    Some, with a destructive agenda against unions, evidently would rather have Wall St, CEO's, again have total control over our lives and livelihood. And support the continuation of destruction of our country.

    August 23, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  20. Dean

    Biden, give me 80 billion of taxpayers dollars and I will stimulate the economy and completely end unemployment in my area.

    August 23, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  21. all of America

    This is obamas political game. Go to the unions and see how the union stimulus ,taxpayers money, is helping them . Pat them on the back in return for votes. In the next few weeks let's see how many non union business obama or biden visits.

    August 23, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  22. HorkusMac

    I live in DETROIT. What was that about auto industry SUCCESS again? What a bunch of CNN/Obama lovefest PROPOGANDA. Do your homework when you get the chance, or just keeping printing items that blindly (and incorrectly) favor 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    August 23, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |